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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (CBSLocal) – A Maryland Heights firefighter nursed a hummingbird back to health after it was found unresponsive.

The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District posted photos and the story to their Facebook page Tuesday night. They report that firefighter/paramedic Schurwan saved the ruby-throated hummingbird after it was found unresponsive on the engine bay floor.

“Dave used a syringe filled with sugar water to coax the bird to drink until it became more alert and flew out of his palm,” read a portion of the department’s Facebook post.

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