A 72-year-old woman has been rescued after her car was swept away in flood waters on the NSW mid-north coast.
The woman became trapped inside her SUV around 2pm yesterday at a causeway just north of Kemspey, with water swiftly rising as high as chest-deep as her car was swept downstream.
The woman called Triple Zero when she was unable to get out of the car, which had become wedged against a line of trees.
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The terrifying ordeal was captured on police bodycam and shows officers desperately working to save the woman.
The footage shows the water rushing downstream at great speed, with the woman trapped inside the car with the water right up to her neck.
Officers used a winch cable from a police 4WD as a safety line attached to a sergeant, who entered the floodwaters and made his way to the submerged car.
Incredibly, the sergeant was able to open the door and, with the help of an additional five other officers, were able to rescue the woman to bring her safely back to land.
The woman was taken to a local hospital where she has been treated for hypothermia and exhaustion.
It’s believed she’d been trapped for a terrifying 45 minutes.
Thankfully, no officers were injured in the rescue.
The command is now looking at recommending all officers be recognised for their efforts.