Rubber ducks popping up in Georgia county; here's who's doing it, and why

  • Source: WJCL-TV ABC 22 Savannah
  • Published: 03/02/2020 12:00 AM

It isn't easy to describe the life of an emergency responder, but Jonathon Gould, with Chatham EMS, sees it as "sheer boredom interrupted with complete chaos." Gould, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician from Ludowici, has wanted to help others since he was a teenager, putting himself through EMT school at the age of 17. "What we do isn't glorious," Gould says. "You're supposed to fix people, but sometimes we can't. That's the most frustrating part, is throwing up your hands and saying: 'There's nothing we can do. They need more intensive care.'" Despite being a first responder for nearly a decade, the hardships of the stressful line of work can still be challenging. From these stresses and hardships, Gould created a way to make time go a little more easily. "We found this random rubber duck," Gould says. "We hid this duck to see who could find it, which ambulance crew could find it. Then police got involved, and they wanted to go find rubber ducks."


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