Person rescued from roof of car in floodwaters in North Queensland amid heavy rain

| 24.02,20. 01:18 PM |

Person rescued from roof of car in floodwaters in North Queensland amid heavy rain

Photo: Emergency services were called just before 9:00am. (ABC News: Tim Shepherd)

A person has been rescued from their car after driving into floodwaters from heavy rainfall in North Queensland.
Emergency Services were called to North Eton, near Mackay, just before 9:00am.
One person was able to get to the side of the road while the other person was rescued from the roof of the car, which remains completely submerged.
The condition of two tourists is unknown.
This morning's incident follows the rescue of four people in the Mackay region over the weekend.
Police said a man and woman became stuck about 1:00am on Monday when their car stalled in floodwaters at Windmill Crossing in Mount Pleasant.
On Saturday night, two people were rescued by swift water crews after their car was swept away at West Plane Creek Road near Sarina.
Figures from the Bureau of Meteorology showed parts of the Pioneer Valley in the Mackay region received up to 160 millimetres of rain over 24 hours.


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