A group of good Samaritans have come to the rescue of a doomed bald eagle, saving the exhausted bird from drowning.

The eagle was found swimming in the Bay of Fundy, its wings weighed down by the water they had soaked up, preventing it from fly away.

It was discovered by Angela and James Corbett and Angela's brother, Garnet, on June 28, 2017, while the group were harvesting clams near Moose Island on the Bay, in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Angela managed to film the eagle swimming along, doing nothing more than "just staying afloat," she said.

Fearing for the eagle, the trio decided to help the bird out of the waters, using jackets and sweaters to dry is feathers once it was in their boat.

After the daring rescue, the eagle was taken back to Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where they could take some time to recover. The bird has since been released back into the wild, where they belong. Here’s to this bald eagle having less water trouble the second time around!

Bald eagles, who were formerly but are (thankfully) no longer endangered, have a lot of threats to their well-being. Among these threats are pesticides, wind farms, poisoning, electrocution, and habitat destruction.


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