Wild goose chase: Monroe Twp. Fire Department rescues decoy from River Raisin

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 12:14:04-05

(WXYZ) — One rescue mission turned into a wild goose chase for the Monroe Township Fire Department Tuesday afternoon.

After a concerned family called about a goose or duck possibly injured on the River Raisin near Waterloo Park, the Monroe Twp. Fire Department sprung into action, suiting up and heading out onto the ice.

Photos courtesy: Monroe Twp. Fire Department Chief Mark Cherney

As crews got close to the reported bird in distress, they realized it wasn't a real duck or goose at all, just a decoy.

“It ended up being a good training session, actually,” said Monroe Twp. Fire Department Chief Mark Cherney.

Cherney said he is glad to know a bird wasn't in danger.

"In the end, we can sleep well at night. A bird is not suffering,” he said.