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Cops rescue wounded swan

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Officers with the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau helped out a wounded swam in West Babylon on Wednesday.

Someone called 911 to report that a swan in the Santapogue Creek had a fish hook stuck in its bill and a fishing line wrapped around its neck, police said. The swan apparently could neither eat nor defend itself.

Officers Pete Conte and Rob Jenkins arrived in their police boat at about 8:40 a.m., but the creek was too shallow. So a boater let the cops use his 14-foot skiff to get to the swan, police said.

The officers caught the swan and then removed the hook and line from its beak and neck, police said.

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