Published: Jul 17, 2014 2:09 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 17, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla.- Sarasota Police Officer Juan Sanchez rescued a baby duck trapped in a pile of muck, near the intersection of Pompano Avenue and Ringling Boulevard, today.

The duck was covered in mud, having trouble breathing and in distress.

Officer Sanchez cleaned up the duck, opened his airway and took him to Save Our Seabirds in Sarasota.

The staff at Save Our Seabirds nicknamed the duck Freddy, and he’s doing well.