Firefighters save family of five including pregnant mum from floodwaters - Revesby Heights

Published: 04 Jul 2022 07:12pm

A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew has saved a family of five, including a pregnant mother, from a car in floodwaters tonight at Revesby Heights in Sydney.

The FRNSW crew, from Hurstville, was dispatched to the corner of The River Road and Prince Street just before 5.30pm.

There it guided one woman from a car to safety and then discovered the family in another vehicle, stranded in the middle of the road.

A father, his pregnant wife, and three children, all believed aged under six, were unable to escape the vehicle, due to floodwaters lapping at the doors.

The fire crew, trained in swift-water rescues, waded out to the vehicle and fitted life jackets to the family.

The firefighters safely carried the children in their arms as they guided the parents through the floodwaters to waiting relatives nearby.

No-one was hurt in the incident.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

REVESBY Fire Station

60 The River Road, Revesby NSW 2212

RIVERWOOD Fire Station

136A Belmore Road, Riverwood NSW 2210

MENAI Fire Station

297 Menai Road, Menai NSW 2234