POLICE are searching in the Clunys Rd area at Ouse after reports a man in his 80s may have been swept away by floodwaters. Police are utilising search and rescue specialists, a police vessel, the Westpac rescue helicopter and local police to search for the man.
A police spokesman thanked the
number of local residents who has also assisted in the search effort. “This is a
significant search and rescue operation, but police hold grave fears for the man, given
the rising and dangerous flood waters,” Inspector Matthew McReadie said.
Police remind people about ensuring their personal safety in
or near areas which may be subject to flooding. Where possible avoid low-lying areas,
as flood waters can rise rapidly. Do not try to cross flooded roadways in vehicles.
For flood and storm assistance, call the SES on 13 25 00 or call 000 in an emergency.
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