Birthday rescue: Acton firefighters save girl’s doll from storm drain

ACTON, Mass — Acton firefighters were able to rescue the doll of a young girl Thursday morning - and save her birthday as well.

Around 9 a.m., Acton Fire Capt. James Byrne was driving on Pond View Drive in Acton when he noticed Olga Lisysyan, of Acton, using a pole and net to reach into a storm drain on the side of the road.

According to the Acton Fire Department, a doll had fallen out of Lisysyan’s 7-year-old daughter’s pocket and into the storm drain as the girl was waiting for her school bus.

The fire department shared a photo of crews deploying a long hose-like instrument into the depths of the sewer grate. The rescue was successful, ensuring doll and owner will be able to spend the birthday date together.

“I’m very grateful to the Acton Fire Department,” said Lisysyan. “This was so appreciated.”

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