[VIDEO] Brave Alex man rescues boy during flash flood

A young boy found himself trapped and frightened on a pipe over the raging Jukskei river in Alexandra after a flash flood.

A brave man, since identified as Vincent Cosa, immediately jumped into action. He propelled himself along the pipe towards the boy and convinced him to climb on his back.

Cosa then carefully inched back to dry land with the boy on his back while crowds on the bridge and riverbank cheered him on shouting out 'hero'.

The video below went viral over the weekend.

Take a listen to this and other trending stories with Barbara Friedman on Barbs Wire:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [VIDEO] Brave Alex man rescues boy during flash flood


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'Hilton College refused to make amends to land claim families'

'Hilton College refused to make amends to land claim families'

Labour tenants land claims submitted during the window that closed in 2001 have not been processed says activist Khaya Sithole.

Patricia de Lille: We can't just blame one another, we need to offer solutions

Patricia de Lille: We can't just blame one another, we need to offer solutions

The leader of the Good Party says it always feels good being back in the National Assembly after being sworn in as an MP.

Cape Chamber of Commerce: Why City of Cape Town a disabling force for business

Cape Chamber of Commerce: Why City of Cape Town a disabling force for business

Cape Chamber of Commerce president Geoff Jacobs says the red tape is hampering economic development in the Mother City.

Boeing 737 MAX: 'Sensor broke off, computer misread data and fought the pilots'

Boeing 737 MAX: 'Sensor broke off, computer misread data and fought the pilots'

Guy Leitch, the managing editor of SA Flyer Magazine, provides insights into what caused the airplane crash.

Mitchells Plain sprinter Tamzin Thomas is blazing her way to glory

Mitchells Plain sprinter Tamzin Thomas is blazing her way to glory

The 21-year old describes how she juggles her time between studying and practice and her parents work ethic has inspired her.

[WATCH] 'Fill the gap and sing' ANC MPs urge award-winning singer, EFF MP Ringo

[WATCH] 'Fill the gap and sing' ANC MPs urge award-winning singer, EFF MP Ringo

ANC MPs in Parliament, waiting for the Speaker of the House secret ballot results to come in, asked Ringo Madlingozi to sing.

Popular articles
How to calculate how much money you need to never have to work again

How to calculate how much money you need to never have to work again

How much is enough? Is there a simple calculation? Warren Ingram, a personal financial advisor at Galileo Capital, explains.

[WATCH] BMW's tribute to Mercedes-Benz maker CEO Dieter Zetsche goes viral

[WATCH] BMW's tribute to Mercedes-Benz maker CEO Dieter Zetsche goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Enjoy life and save for the future by splitting income using the '50/15/5 rule'

Enjoy life and save for the future by splitting income using the '50/15/5 rule'

You only live once — personal finance guru Warren Ingram on divvying up your income if you're not the budgeting type.

[WATCH] Twin toddlers climbing a fridge has Twitter in stitches!

[WATCH] Twin toddlers climbing a fridge has Twitter in stitches!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

'Thuli Madonsela’s name has been mentioned for Deputy President'

Lumkile Mondi (Wits), Ferial Haffajee and Busisiwe Mavuso (Business Leadership SA) on the President's upcoming "slim" Cabinet.

[Exposed] Car dealerships, banks in cahoots; you’re not always getting best deal

[Exposed] Car dealerships, banks in cahoots; you’re not always getting best deal

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler uncovered evidence of banks sending dealer principles on holidays abroad for hitting targets.

Dis-Chem drives ad expert to 'Steve Hofmeyr-like assaults' on his decoder

Dis-Chem drives ad expert to 'Steve Hofmeyr-like assaults' on his decoder

"It’s been said you can’t bore people into buying your brand. Someone should’ve pointed this out to Dis-Chem," says Andy Rice.

'It is very clear that Ramaphosa is under attack from Magashule and others'

'It is very clear that Ramaphosa is under attack from Magashule and others'

News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson says there is a definite fight back from the ANC secretary-general against the president.