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Vehicle washed off the road north of Childers

Police want motorists to stay away from flooded roads.
Police want motorists to stay away from flooded roads. Brenda Strong

A THIRD vehicle has been washed off the road by flood waters in what has been a busy weekend for emergency services.

Police were called after a vehicle was washed off the road at Farnsfield north of Childers tonight.

Just after 9pm, a vehicle was driving on Farnsfield Road and attempted to cross a section that had been inundated.

The vehicle became stuck in flood waters and was washed down stream.

Childers and Bundaberg Police attended the scene and swift water rescue teams were on standby.

Fortunately the driver, a 20-year-old woman, was located safe and well.

It was the third rescue this weekend.

Early Sunday morning a Gin Gin man died after the SUV he was passenger in was washed away at St Kilda.

Just a few kilometres away later in the morning another man was found clinging to a tree after he abandoned his vehicle.

 Police would like to remind all drivers that attempting to cross flooded roadways is extremely dangerous.

No matter who you are or what you drive, if it's flooded - forget it.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Topics:  bundaberg editors picks flood storm wildweather



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