Photo Credit: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust went above and beyond the call of duty on the afternoon of May 3rd when they answered a call to save a man stranded in torrential flooding near Tsavo National Park. In what can only be described as an incredible feat of bravery and skill, pilot Taru Carr-Hartley and his brother Roan Carr-Hartley managed to navigate their helicopter close enough for Roan to help the driver climb aboard.

When James Rufus Kinyua’s tanker truck was crossing the Galana-Kulalu causeway, he soon found himself stranded by quickly rising waters. The driver had been stuck there since 10am that morning, in extreme fear no doubt. To make matters worse, the windscreen was smashed and the whole cabin was filled with water.

Taru flew closer and closer to the tanker until Roan could jump out and help Kinyua into the helicopter. It took great skill on both Taru’s part to maintain distance between them while still allowing Roan access to help Kinyua climb aboard safely. Thankfully, with no casualties reported from this daring rescue mission, everyone involved can breathe easy now that James Rufus Kinyua is safe from harm’s way.

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is best known for its conservation efforts towards wildlife such as injured elephants or calfs separated from their mothers; however, this time they showed just how dedicated they are to protecting all life in Kenya regardless of species or circumstance – going above and beyond for one person’s safety proves it without any doubt!

Sources: Good News Network