Allan Troskie
1 minute read
22 Feb 2017
3:57 pm

WATCH: Car swallowed by Tongaat River in KZN

Allan Troskie

Do not attempt to cross rivers or low-level bridges that are under water.

A car was virtually swallowed by the Tongaat River this morning after the driver attempted a crossing.

Trying to cross a swollen river is a tricky affair at the best of times, and after a night of rain like the Dolphin Coast experienced last night, it verges on suicidal, North Coast Courier reports.

This was the lesson learnt this morning by a man who tried to cross a low-level bridge over the Tongaat River, only to find himself in deep water – literally.

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“The man in the car was lucky to escape with his life,” said IPSS Medical Rescue’s Paul Herbst.

IPSS Medical Rescue and Bigshow towing are at the river and will be assisting with the recovery of the vehicle.

Caxton News Service

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