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Maine police rescue raccoon trapped in water-filled storm drain

Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Maine came to the rescue of a raccoon found trapped in a water-filled storm drain pipe.

The Yarmouth Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded to a report from a concerned citizen about "an animal stuck in a catch basin."

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The officers arrived to find a raccoon was trapped in the storm drain and was in danger of drowning.

The officers enlisted the help of Yarmouth Public Works employees and borrowed a dog catch pole from Cumberland police to fish the raccoon out of the drain.

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