BREAKING: Woman swept away in Tasmania found

A woman has been found alive in Tasmania after hope of finding her alive had faded.

She and a man she was travelling with in a car during this week’s wild weather disappeared after their vehicle was swept away by floodwaters.

On Tuesday she was rescued near Evandale, south of Launceston.  The search for the man she was with continues.


Three other people remain missing in Tasmania amid the worst floods the state has seen in 90 years.

A chopper rescued the woman near Evandale, south of Launceston this morning.