Duvar English

A common swift, a close relative of the hummingbird, was rescued by fire deputies in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaraş.

The swift was caught in the pulley mechanism of a store shutter when college student Izzet Teke saw it.

Upon Teke’s report, fire deputies came to the bird’s rescue.

The officers noticed the swift was injured, so they took it to a vet.

The swift received treatment and was then released into the wild.

A baby swift is seen in this file photo.

Known for their unmatched speed, common swifts are a rare sight in Turkey. As a result of its migration patterns, the swifts are also known to be a sign of spring.