Elderly couple rescued just in time - Campbelltown

Published: 08 Mar 2022 08:07am

Firefighters have saved two elderly people trapped in their cars by rising floodwaters at Campbelltown in Sydney's south-west.

Just before 10pm last night, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews deployed to Menangle Road where they found three cars in floodwaters, with people stranded inside.

The St Andrews crews requested a Campbelltown 4x4 tanker to access the rescue scene.

Two elderly occupants, trapped in one of the vehicles, were on a mobile phone with relatives at the scene, seeking help.

The firefighters entered the floodwaters to reach the vehicle, some 75 metres away.

It was almost engulfed by water.

Rescue tools were relayed to the vehicle to allow firefighters to break the car windows to rescue the two occupants.

The pair was freed and carried to safety by the fire crews, with the assistance of members of the public.

The rising waters swallowed the vehicle minutes after the couple was rescued.

Fire and Rescue crews checked the remaining vehicles to ensure no other people were trapped.

The elderly couple suffered only minor injuries and was taken by relatives for further medical treatment.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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