Rescue at Macksville - car in river

EMERGENCY services were quick on the scene yesterday after a vehicle at Macksville found itself in the Nambucca River.

It’s understood the driver – a resident of River St – was reversing and misjudged, as his car slid down the bank and into the water.

A passerby managed to assist the man to safety.

Fire and Rescue NSW Macksville, police and an ambulance attended.

A tow truck was able to recover the vehicle.

A number of fishers in boats also noticed the incident and circled to see if they could be of assistance.

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