Calls for a hero ute driver to receive a year’s supply of a popular Australian beer after he saved three children from a crocodile-infested river when their bus was trapped
- School children were rescued from the floods
- They were on a bus 100 km south of Darwin.
- Ute driver saved passengers Tuesday
A ute driver rescued three school-age children after a bus was swept into an alligator-infested river as it navigated through floodwaters.
Josh’s heroic act was met with widespread praise and eagle-eyed social media users noticed he had a case of Great Northern beer in the backseat during the ordeal, and asked that he be given a free supply for a anus.
The bus driver was carrying three students to the Batchelor area school when the group got stuck while crossing the Finniss River crossing 100km south of Darwin on Tuesday.
The roller coaster’s minibus was seen submerged in rapids and the sight of the aftermath went viral on social media.
The territory’s CDC public transportation service is under investigation after the terrifying incident.
The footage shows Josh’s drenched ute after the ordeal with water pouring out of the open doors.
Josh’s heroic act was met with widespread praise and eagle-eyed social media users noticed he had a case of Great Northern beer in the back seat during the ordeal (pictured), and called for him to become a company ambassador for life. free supply
“Great Northern Brewing Co. needs to offer you a free years supply of beer for your heroic act,” one said.
Another wrote: ‘Thank goodness you were there Josh I don’t know you but I’d buy you a Great Northern any day. Hero, I hope the ute is okay too.
A third commented: ‘Amazing Josh, I’m still getting chills from our conversation yesterday. I didn’t even think about it. straight inside. B***** great fellow,’ said another.
Others added: “I hope someone pays for (Josh’s) ute” and “I hope the kids are doing well for the big scary ordeal they have to go through.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Department of Education said no one was injured in the incident.
“The students and the driver were assisted by a passing motorist to get off the bus and taken to safety,” he said.
‘A second bus transported the students to school.
‘The school is providing support to the students and their families.’
The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics warned other drivers that local flooding can make roads impassable and road conditions can change rapidly depending on the season (in the photo, the bus got stuck in water after the rescue)
The CDC is in discussions with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics to understand how the accident occurred.
A DIPL spokesman said the water was higher than the driver anticipated.
They said safety was important and warned other drivers that local flooding can make roads impassable depending on the season.
The spokesperson also said the agency would review the river crossing and see if road improvements are needed.