Woman rescued from floodwater after crash south of M'boro

Tuan Forest rescue: Video: AGL Action Rescue Helicopter
Tuan Forest rescue: Video: AGL Action Rescue Helicopter

A WOMAN missing in floodwaters was found by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter as her vehicle began taking on water on Wednesday.

A rescue helicopter spokeswoman said the Cooloola local was reported missing to authorities about 2.30pm after she lost control of her vehicle and slid into floodwater in the Tuan State Forest, south of Maryborough.

She said in less than an hour, the rescue helicopter crew located the 50 year old and her vehicle amid the dense bushland.

Rescue crew officer Richard Mitchell was winched down to the woman stranded by the rising water.


She was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.

The rescue helicopter spokeswoman said forestry workers arrived on the scene soon after and drove the woman to higher ground where the helicopter was able to land.

She said the helicopter's flight paramedic assessed the woman who was in a stable condition and did not require medical assistance or evacuation.

Forestry workers later pulled the woman's vehicle from the water.