Incidents January 14, 2020
[LINCOLN MEAD] – Two rescued after low-water bridge floods.
Two people were rescued yesterday evening after a low-water bridge flooded on Grimthorpe Road in Lincoln Mead, Pietermaritzburg.
ER24 paramedics, along with the SAPS Search and Rescue, arrived on the scene at 22h10 to find the vehicle in the middle of the flooded bridge. A man and woman were found near the vehicle.
SAPS search and rescue and ER24 rescue personnel made their way through the waters to the patients. Once retrieved, medics safety returned the patients to the ambulance. Assessments showed that both the woman and man and escaped injury, who later declined transportation to hospital.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.