WATCH: Man safely rescued from Matigulu River

TWO successful rescue operations were performed today in the Amatigulu area after medical teams and search and rescue units worked together.

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.

IPSS Medical Rescue’s Paul Herbst said that 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 will be 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.

Orrin Singh

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