Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Indian mother-son duo missing in stormwater in Sydney, feared dead

A mother and her adult son are missing after their car was found in a stormwater canal at Wentworthville in western Sydney.
Police found the Mazda3 in the Cooper Creek stormwater canal at about 4.30pm yesterday.
There were personal possessions inside the car, but so far police have been unable to find the owner, 67-year-old Hemalathasolhyr Satchithanantham, or her 34-year-old son, Bramooth, who was believed to be with her.
Mrs Satchithanantham is 165cm tall with a heavy build, dark shoulder-length brown hair, and brown eyes. She was wearing a white dress with a blue pattern.
Bramooth is about 180cm tall, with a heavy build, and medium-length brown hair and eyes. It’s unknown what he was last wearing.
Police have been told Bramooth lives with a number of medical conditions and is non-verbal.
Overnight, an elderly couple was rescued from their car just minutes before it was swallowed by floodwaters in Sydney’s south-west overnight.
Firefighters were called to Menangle Road in Campbelltown just before 10pm on Monday to find three cars in floodwaters, with the couple trapped inside one of them.
They were on the phone speaking to relatives at the scene, trying to get hold of some assistance.
The car was almost engulfed, with firefighters having to move through 75 metres of rising floodwaters to reach it.  They were able to break the car windows to rescue the pair.
The couple were carried to safety by the fire crew, just minutes before their car was submerged.
Man missing in Brisbane
Queensland Police are searching for a man missing in the Brisbane River.The missing man is believed to have entered the water at Macquarie Street in St Lucia, just before 4am today and has not been seen since.
Dog rescued from tree top after 3 days
A dog who spent three days stuck up a tree in a flooded town in northern NSW has been rescued by a firefighter in a kayak.
Winnie was entangled in the tree five metres off the ground in South Lismore after severe flooding swamped the town.
The bull mastiff cross is believed to have been washed away during the flood and became stuck in the tree when the waters subsided.

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