Case quacked as culture duck back at hotel

AND THEY CALL IT 'DUCKY' LOVE ' Neil Devlin, General Manager of the Everglades Hotel in Derry was delighted to be reunited with the hotel's much-loved Everglades Culture Duck after pranksters had waddled off with it following a recent visit to the 4* hotel.  After reading about the duck's disappearance, eagle eyed Deputy Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker, spotted the duck boarding an Aer Lingus flight to London at Belfast City Airport and informed the Everglades Hotel staff straight away.  The lucky duck was eventually tracked down and flown back on the same Aer Lingus service from Gatwick.  Pictured welcoming the Everglades Culture Duck back to Belfast are (from left) General Manager of the 4* Everglades Hotel, Neil Devlin; Councillor Colin McCusker, Deputy Mayor of Craigavon and Nicole Ferguson from Aer Lingus.
AND THEY CALL IT 'DUCKY' LOVE ' Neil Devlin, General Manager of the Everglades Hotel in Derry was delighted to be reunited with the hotel's much-loved Everglades Culture Duck after pranksters had waddled off with it following a recent visit to the 4* hotel. After reading about the duck's disappearance, eagle eyed Deputy Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker, spotted the duck boarding an Aer Lingus flight to London at Belfast City Airport and informed the Everglades Hotel staff straight away. The lucky duck was eventually tracked down and flown back on the same Aer Lingus service from Gatwick. Pictured welcoming the Everglades Culture Duck back to Belfast are (from left) General Manager of the 4* Everglades Hotel, Neil Devlin; Councillor Colin McCusker, Deputy Mayor of Craigavon and Nicole Ferguson from Aer Lingus.
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The missing Everglades Hotel ‘Culture Duck’ is home safe and sound after being ‘ducknapped’ and taken to England by a group of pranksters.

The duck was spotted by the eagle-eyed Deputy Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker, at Belfast City Airport boarding an Aer Lingus flight to Gatwick and, thanks to his birdseye vision, there was no need to call in the old bill as the duck-nappers who took the three-foot Culture Duck handed it over.

The Culture Duck, which normally lives on the piano in the foyer of the Derry hotel, enjoyed a flight to London but, once Aer Lingus was made aware it had been taken without permission, they offered to fly it home for free.

Councillor McCusker said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this duck boarding the plane. It really stood out as an unusual and oversized piece of hand luggage. I am over the moon it’s been reunited with the Everglades Hotel.”

Andrea Hunter, Aer Lingus, said: “We were delighted to be able to fly the ab’duck’ted duck back to Belfast City Airport.”