A Queensland man has died after driving into floodwaters in the New South Wales outback overnight.
It’s understood the 56-year-old was trying to help a friend when he drove into the fast-flowing waters in Broken Hill around 10.30pm.
“Police have been told the man then exited his Toyota Landcruiser utility, before being sucked into a concrete pipe and became stuck due to the force of the floodwater,” NSW police said
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Sadly, the man’s body was discovered by SES crews and officers a short time later.
Despite their desperate attempts, he could not be revived.
A crime scene has been established with invesitgations into the circumstances surrounding the incident now underway.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.