Two rescued from flooded KZN river

2013-01-20 22:07

Johannesburg - Two men were rescued from the flooding Umzimkhulu River, near Port Shepstone, on Sunday, paramedics said.

"Reports indicate that the men crossed the river this morning to fish from an island, with the severe inland rain the river flooded trapping the men on the island," Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

Two police rescue swimmers crossed the river using ropes to reach the stranded men.

"Rescue members, paramedics, and bystanders pulled the men back to safety..."

The men were not injured.

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-01-20 22:25

    Well done NetCare!

  • boilerman.zn - 2013-01-20 23:32

    These people are crazy! how can they do that?

  • Innocent.Khumbudzo.Tshiruruvhela - 2013-01-21 02:58

    Hope they caught some fish.

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-21 05:01

    hope they caught a fright and wont do something stupid like that again

  • stagetta.antonio1 - 2013-01-21 06:27

    God be with him.. And not get into danger again protect him.

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  • mfumbayelangabi.silwane - 2013-01-21 12:55

    These people should pay for this,the cost should not be to the tax-payer.Theyn took the risk fully aware .They must pay the rescue fees.

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