The passengers and the driver managed to survive after the vehicle flew down from Maidstone bridge. Umhlali K9 Search And Rescue and Ipss responded to an accident scene where the car veered off the R102 Maidstone bridge and fell into a fast flowing river.
The crew utilized rope rescue systems to descend down to the river and tried to free the passengers trapped in a locked and sinking car.
The two passengers were able to get out of the car on their own. The rescuers had to make an effort to free the driver and an 8-year-old boy. Emergency services also saved a pedestrian who was hit by a car and fell to the river bed. All the rescued South Africans have been taken to Victoria Hospital for further treatment.