Two successful rescue operations were performed on Monday in the Amatigulu area in KwaZulu-Natal after medical teams and search and rescue units worked together, the Zululand Observer reports.
A 50-year-old man was rescued after he was stranded overnight on an island in the Matigulu River and couldn’t get back to safety.
Paul Herbst from IPSS Medical Rescue said: “Their aquatic team, together with Umhlali and Empangeni K9 Search Rescue Aquatic Team, successfully pulled off the operation by securing a line across the river to enable the survivor to cross to safety.
The man was taken to a local clinic to undergo a medical examination.
Meanwhile a second rescue operation was undertaken by IPSS Search and Rescue where a child was brought down to safety from a tree after being trapped by a flash flood in the Matigulu River as well.
– Caxton News Service