Rescued Bald Eagle Released Into The Wild

Posted at 11:34 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 11:34:12-04

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) – A bald eagle rescued by a volunteer firefighter was released back into the wild over the weekend.

Hank D. Simpson, a volunteer firefighter at the Millard Fire Department found an injured eagle a few months ago. He rescued the animal and took it to the game warden.  The injuries were believed to have been the result of a fight with another eagle.

The animal was taken to Somerset for rehab for approximately 2 months. After he was deemed healthy enough he was returned to The Fishtrap Lake area in Pikeville.

Simpson tells LEX 18 that they call the eagle Jefferson.