Bystanders in Sydney reveal how they have brought the torque from the BOOT of their car to safety in flood water
Hero bystanders get a middle-aged couple out of the trunk of their car after being swallowed by furious flood water in Sydney
- Bystanders explained how they helped to get a middle-aged couple out of the flowing river
- Passer-by Ibi Dost and a friend who drove close by when they saw the couple in need
- With no one else around, Mr. Dost and his companion went to the stage to help
- They helped pull the affected couple out of the trunk of their semi-submerged BMW
- The couple said they were ‘sucked in’ after they stopped looking at the rising water level
Heroic bystanders have told how they have helped a middle-aged couple get out of running water by dragging them through the trunk of their car.
Passer-by Ibi Dost and his friend drove over a bridge in the CBD of Parramatta, western Sydney on Sunday afternoon when they saw that the pair’s white BMW was half submerged.
With no one around to help, Mr. ran. Dost and his companion went to the scene and turned into rescuers – bringing the couple to safety through the trunk.
Bystanders have told how they heroically removed a middle-aged couple from the trunk of their car after the BMW was stranded in flood water (SES volunteers pictured rescue a motorist who was stuck in a flood during a separate incident)
The unlikely rescue took place when Sydney was steeped in record-breaking rainfall, accompanied by gusts of wind up to 107 km / h off the coast of the port city.
The couple’s car was “sucked” into the raging Parramatta river after they had driven the vehicle to the edge to see the water level rise.
“We see them, there was no one to help them,” said Mr. Dost The Daily Telegraph.
“They were very nervous – they had a lot of stress.”
The level of the Parramatta River rose during the soaking of Sunday, flooding the banks and consuming the pier at the suburban ferry pier.
The rescued couple said the flood water was “sucked in” and added that they were in a state of shock after their happy escape.
The fierce and record-breaking weather system that Sydney has battered with rain and wind is pictured on Sunday. The car of the couple was ‘sucked in’ to the raging Parramatta river
The police closed the scene around 3 p.m. after the rescue – one of the many near-accidents for people who were caught in rising water on Sunday.
A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with suspected broken ribs after being held in deep water for two hours in debris in the Hunter’s region, 120 km north of Sydney.
The teenager was rescued by emergency services after falling into the Allyn River around 9 am on Sunday.
The SES has responded to more than 3,300 requests for assistance since Wednesday, Ms. York told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.
On Saturday, two women climbed out of their car windows while their vehicle was towed under water in northern New South Wales
Overnight volunteers responded to 535 jobs – including 250 in Sydney and 231 in the north of the state, a spokesperson said earlier.
On Saturday, two women climbed out of their car windows while their vehicle was towed under water in northern New South Wales.
Gill Sutherland, 67, and her cousin Hannah, 30, drove to Nimbin in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales when they crossed a flooded road on Saturday.
However, they quickly lost control of the car that filled up with water and sank, completely disappearing from view.