Coffs Harbour flood rescue specialists bring children to safety

12/02/2020 11:36 AM

NSW SES members from NSW SES Coffs Harbour City Unit attended a job last night that involved adults and 2 children who were trapped in a house with rising floodwater.

NSW SES Coffs Harbour City Unit Deputy Commander Kevin Gibson said the stranded children were rescued by expert flood technicians using an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB).

“Our flood technicians trained in swift water rescue are extremely competent,” Mr Gibson said.

“They went through floodwater to rescue the children and bring them to safety.”

The Unit received 7 flood rescue requests overnight, some involving life-threatening situations.

A number of the flood rescues involved vehicles stranded in floodwater.

Media enquiries: 02 4225 7500


NSW SES reminds people to never enter floodwater. Even a small amount of floodwater can be dangerous for any vehicle, and the currents can be hazardous and unpredictable.

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