Fall River Harbormaster Saves Swan
October 8, 2018
On Oct. 2, the Fall River Harbormaster’s Department responded to a call concerning a swan in distress at the southern end of the Taunton River. Asst. Harbormaster Paul Borges arrived on scene to find the bird entangled in the cords of 3 helium balloons.
Borges brought the 35-pound waterfowl aboard his vessel and safely removed the cords, which were wrapped around bird’s legs. The swan was able to fly off under its own power.