Teen dies in raging Qld floodwaters

An 18-year-old man has died after being swept away in floodwaters north of Townsville.

It’s understood the young man was swimming in Big Crystal Creek with friends about 4pm on Sunday when he was was carried away by rapids caused by recent Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen.

Police said the man was located submerged downstream just before 4.30pm and recovered from the water.


Members of the public desperately worked to save the man, performing CPR until Queensland Paramedics arrived.

Sadly, the man could not be revived and was declared deceased at the scene.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.