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Watch determined Yoopers rescue injured bald eagle from Lake Superior

Feb 06, 2018 08:41PM ● By Editor

By Brandon Champion of at [email protected]


MUNISING, MI - A group of determined Yoopers are being commended for their efforts to save an injured bald eagle on Lake Superior.

The incident, which was captured on video, began at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday Feb. 6 when the bird was spotted by Chris Storm, a local man who was plowing the parking lot of a Munising business.

Dan Nedeau, network manager at Hiawatha Telephone Company, said the bird eventually hobbled out onto nearby Lake Superior where the group was able to capture the injured bird by hand in about five minutes.  The eagle appeared to have a broken wing, Nedeau said.

Chocolay Raptor Center arrived on scene to take the bird. Staff at the facility are currently running tests to form rehabilitation plans for the bird.

Meanwhile, Nedeau and the rest of the rescue team are glad they were able to help.

"It's a bald eagle," he said. "It would be un-American to do nothing. This is America. "Plus, we all love nature here at work, so it wasn't even a question." 

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