Travis Clack, NSRI Witbank station commander, said:
At 19h37, Tuesday, 10th December, NSRI Witbank duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a family. The Grandparents with 2 boys aged 11 and 12 reported their campsite on the banks of Bronkhorstspruit Dam was being threatened by rising flood water.
The NSRI RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) rescue craft Wavescapes was launched onto the dam and located the family 2.5km across the dam in an area cut off by flood waters and their camp site threatened by rising flood waters.
The 2 boys were brought across to the safe side of the dam on board our rescue craft and their family came to fetch them. They were not injured.
The Grandparents decided to stay at the campsite despite the rising water levels, not willing to abandon their possessions, and NSRI monitored them through the night and on Wednesday, although still cut off by the flood waters, they were safe and water levels were beginning to recede.
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