An elderly woman has tragically been discovered dead after her car was washed away in floodwaters in southeast Queensland yesterday.
Her sedan was swept away at a creek crossing on Lancing Street in Pullenvale around 4.30 pm, after almost 60 millimetres of rain fell in the area during a short period of time.
Swift-water rescue crews worked to find the car, assisted by locals, but when they did the 75-year-old woman from Taringa was found deceased inside.
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Regional Duty Officer Daniel Bragg told Nine it was a difficult operation.
“It took several hours to actually locate the vehicle because the vehicle was submerged.
“I’m also advised that a tree actually snapped off and had fallen on top of the vehicle making it even more difficult,” Ms Bragg said.
No other major injuries were reported as a result of yesterday’s wild weather but more storm activity is expected today.