The 11 birds were stuck in a drain at the corner of Highland Ave and Valley Road in Neptune Sunday afternoon.
Residents noticed the mother of the ducklings was in distress and contacted authorities to get the drain covers removed.
We're on Valley Rd in SRH with a very upset mother duck. Several of her ducklings have fallen into a storm drain. pic.twitter.com/XVQGSk6FQx— Neptune Township PD (@NeptunePolice) May 22, 2016
Police say rescuers - including police, the Department of Public Works and the Humane Society - had to climb into two storm drains to lure the ducklings into nets.
All the ducklings were rescued unharmed and returned to their mother.