Calls for Ute Driver to receive a year’s supply of Great Northern after rescuing children in floodwaters
Calls for a year’s supply of a popular Aussie beer after rescuing three children from a crocodile-infested river when their bus got stuck
- Schoolchildren were rescued from flooding
- They were on a bus 100 km south of Darwin
- Ute’s driver rescued the passengers on Tuesday
A motorist rescued three schoolchildren after a bus ran into a crocodile-infested river while navigating the floodwaters.
Josh’s heroic act was widely praised by eagle-eyed social media users who noticed he had a case of Great Northern beer in the back seat during the ordeal – and called for him to get a year free.
The bus driver was taking three students to Batchelor Area School when the group got stuck on Tuesday as they crossed the Finniss River Crossing, 100 km south of Darwin.
The coaster minibus was seen submerged in fast flowing water and the vision of the aftermath went viral on social media.
The area’s CDC public transportation service is under investigation after the terrifying incident.
Footage shows Josh drenched after the ordeal with water pouring out of the open doors.
Josh’s heroic act was widely praised by eagle-eyed social media users who noticed he had a case of Great Northern beer in the backseat during the ordeal (pictured) – and called for him to be ambassador for life of the company to be free delivery
Great Northern Brewing Co. should offer him free beer for a year for his heroic deed,” someone said.
Another wrote: ‘Thank goodness you were there Josh, I don’t know you but I would buy you a Great Northern any day. Hero, I hope the ute is okay too.”
A third commented, “Amazing Josh, still getting chills from our chat yesterday. I didn’t even think about it. Go straight in. B***** great friend,’ said another.
Others added, “I hope someone pays for it.” [Josh’s] ute’ and ‘I hope the kids are doing well, what a huge scary ordeal they have to go through.’
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Ministry of Education said no one was injured in the incident.
“The students and the driver were helped to get off the bus by a passing motorist and were taken to safety,” he said.
‘A second bus took the students to the school.
‘The school supports the students and their families.’
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics warned other drivers that local flooding can make roads impassable and that road conditions can change quickly depending on the season (pictured, the bus got stuck in the water after the rescue)
The GGD is in talks with the Directorate of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics to gain insight into how the accident could have happened.
A DIPL spokesman said the water was higher than the driver expected.
They said safety is important and warned other motorists that localized flooding could make roads impassable depending on the season.
The spokesman also said the agency would review the river crossing and see if improvements are needed to the roadway.