An Arima man escaped death earlier today when he was rescued from raging flood waters by his nephew. Fifty five year old Drick Narine Pollard was trying to help his mother secure her belongings when flood waters started to rise along the Arima Old Road Dabadie around 10am.
Pollard was swept away by the flood waters and can be seen in this video fighting for his life. He was washed out to a nearby river but managed to cling on to a tree. One of his nephews was able to rescue Pollard within minutes.
Another nephew, Anthony Nanhay says the family called for an ambulance but none was available. He said Pollard sustained some injuries but is resting at home.