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UPDATE: Woman rescued, but firies warn not to risk it

UPDATE: 1.40PM: SWIFT water rescue were called to Moore Park Rd when a woman became trapped in her car while trying to cross a flooded road.

Bundaberg Police responded to the distressed womans calls just after midday but were unable to reach her car in a flooded culvet on Martins Rd.

Bundaberg Fire Station station officer and level two swift water rescue technician Jonathan Blackley was tasked to the scene and pulled the woman safely from the stranded bronze sedan.

"We were called to a car in flood waters with a person still inside vehicle," Mr Blackley said.

"On arrival we located the woman inside a vehicle approximately 30 metres from the edge of the water.

"I was secured with a line back to land based operators so I could make my way to her in a life jacket and return her to the land."

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Mr Blackley said the woman was emotionally upset.

"She was quite upset and worried and concerned about the car," he said.

Mr Blackley said the incident really drove home their key message.

"If its flooded, forget it, there's no need to cross flooded roads," he said.

Mr Blackley said the woman was handed over to Queensland Ambuance for further review.

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He said the car would remain on the flooded road until the water subsided.

The woman was handed over to Queensland ambulance officer Cameron Anderson for review.

"She appears to be very well, she's very cold and upset as you could imagine," Mr Anderson said.

"But clinically she appears fine, ambulance crews transported her back to her residence.

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"So she was very lucky in this circumstance, but it could well have been very different."

Mr Anderson said he needed to repeat the same message.

"We simply can't stess enough if its flooded, forget it, it's simply not worth the risk," he said.

"This puts themselves and emergency services in grave danger."

UPDATE 12.30PM: Swift water rescue technician Jonathan Blackley has spoken about the rescue of a woman from her car on Martins Rd after it became inundated with floodwater. 

"On arrival we located a woman inside the vehicle approximately 30 metres from the edge of the water," he said. 

"I was secured with a line back to land based operators."

He said the woman was "quite upset and worried and concerned about the car".

The woman was treat by Queensland Ambulance Service officers. 

UPDATE 12PM: A woman trapped in her flooding car has been rescued by swift water rescue crews. 

BUNDABERG ROAD CLOSURES

EARLIER: Swift water rescue have been called to Moore Park Rd to respond what is believed to be a woman stuck in her vehicle.

The site is located near Martins Rd, off Moore Park Rd.

It is believed police were unable to access the woman, called in the Fire Brigade and are waiting of a swift water rescue crew to arrive.

More to come

Topics:  flooding floods weather



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