Four men rescued after bridge floods

Close-up of a puddle with rain drop ripples - Stock image
Close-up of a puddle with rain drop ripples - Stock image

Four men had to be rescued after finding themselves trapped beneath a flooded bridge on Bryanston Drive in Bryanston‚ Johannesburg‚ on Monday afternoon.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said the four men were trapped when a river flooded during heavy rains.

“SAPS search and rescue donned their wetsuits while community services diverted most of the traffic. ER24 assisted the rescue teams‚using rescue throw-ropes‚ to retrieve the four men.

Roads flooded in parts of Johannesburg as heavy rains continueAs heavy rain beats down on Johannesburg some parts of the city are experiencing flooding‚ road closures and severe traffic delays. 

“After a short few minutes‚ all four men were brought to the nearby banks where they were assessed by ER24. Fortunately‚ no one sustained any injuries‚” Meiring said.




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