A missing pet falcon has been rescued after its owner fell through the ice looking for it in Westborough on Thursday, firefighters said.
Using GPS, Westborough firefighter Mark Boyer helped find the missing bird on Saturday. He had been volunteering with the search during his hours off-duty, authorities said.
The falcon, which the Westborough Fire Department said was valued at $20,000, was brought to Cummings Veterinary Center at Tufts University in Grafton to receive treatment.
A two-hour rescue operation helped to save the bird’s owner on Thursday, the Westborough Fire Department said. Saws and other rescue tools were needed to bring the man to safety.