Ute stuck in the river under the Totara Park Bridge on 11th May 2016

Drill had just finished when Rimutaka 491 was called for the rescue of 2 people stuck on their ute in the middle of the river. We were paged not long after for lighting. At the scene we also managed traffic (one way) across the bridge, provided gate access key for crews to get under the bridge and 2 life jackets (courtesy of SO English) for the rescue operation.

To read about this call, check out the story on Stuff here


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Ute stuck in the river under the Totara Park Bridge

Image courtesy of Donm Post and SFF Bruce Key