SES rescues young family during Millers Forest floods – News Of The Area


Emergency services helped rescue the young family.

A joint Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and State Emergency Service (SES) team rescued a family in Millers Forest following the recent flood.

Strike Team Charlie One, made up of two FRNSW water experts and two SES technicians, arrived at an isolated farm in Millers Forest near Raymond Terrace around 10 a.m. on July 8.

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His mission was to rescue a mother and her two children, aged eleven months and three years, who were unable to escape rising flood waters on their property on Raymond Terrace Road.

The rescue team negotiated their way through submerged fences in a motorboat to reach the family.

Technicians in the water waded over to residents and fitted them with jackets before transporting them to dry land where NSW paramedics were able to assess their conditions.

The SES reminds all residents not to enter flood waters under any circumstances.

“Flood waters can quickly wash people away and inundate vehicles, trapping them in the flood waters.

“Roads are deteriorating under floodwater, with major potholes and road washouts,” a Unit representative told News Of The Area.

By Tara Campbell


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