Brave man drags a stranded stingray with his bare hands to safety after spotting the massive fish struggling in shallow floodwaters in his garage
- A man was seen dragging the fish into open water in Port Macquarie this week
- The stingray had found itself in the man’s garage due to the severe floodwaters
- Dangerous floods continue to wreak havoc across the mid-north coast town
A man has used his bare hands to drag a stingray to safety after finding the confused fish in his flooded garage.
The stingray was found struggling inside the house in Port Macquarie on New South Wales’ mid-north coast this week as severe floods continue to wreak havoc across the area.
Despite the dangers associated with the fish and the risk of flooding in his own house, the local took the time to pull the stingray back out into the open water.
A man has used his bare hands to drag a stingray to safety after finding the confused fish in his garage
Footage of the incident has been shared online with the brave resident being labelled a hero.
‘Well done to this guy, he is a champion,’ one wrote.
‘On ya mate! Showing the people how to be a human being,’ another said.
‘Only in Australia,’ another said.
Stingrays are usually gentile, non-dangerous creatures and will only sting swimmers if they feel threatened or disturbed.
At the end of their tail they have barbed spines which can result in serious pain if a person is stung and in extremely rare cases even death.
The man is seen dragging the stingray back out into the open water after finding it inside his garage in Port Macquarie
Floodwaters continue to wreak havoc across Port Macquarie as heavy rain batters NSW’s coast
It comes as New South Wales continues to be battered by heavy rainfall with the threat of floods already forcing more than 18,000 people to evacuate.
The NSW State Emergency Service responded to 9700 calls for help across the state’s eastern coast and conducted 870 flood rescues as of Tuesday morning.
Already, 34 NSW councils have declared natural disaster zones, with the powerful storm that lashed the state’s north coast and western Sydney now spreading to the Illawarra region on the south coast, where 100-200mm of rain were forecast across the region on Tuesday, peaking at 300mm in some parts.
Northwest of Sydney, around 200 residents were ordered to evacuate homes immediately on Tuesday morning as major flooding occurred along the Colo River in the Hawkesbury region.
A boat is seen almost submerged in floodwaters in Port Macquarie