Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Man's body found in Gympie floodwaters

Monday January 28, 2013 - 12:51 EDT
ABC image
People rush to save stock and fittings from flooded shops in Gympie on Sunday - ABC

The body of a man has been found in a flooded creek, west of Gympie.

A 27-year-old man has been missing since early yesterday after the car he was in was washed off a flooded causeway.

The body was found by a local resident downstream from the causeway in Widgee Creek.

A man and woman were rescued in the incident.

Major flooding is expected in Gympie this morning, with the city's business centre and homes predicted to go under as the the Mary River peaks at 21m at 9:00am (AEST).

Meanwhile, police say the body of a motorcyclist swept off a bridge south of Brisbane overnight has been found.

The man went missing when he let go of his bike to grab a rope during an attempted rescue at Greenbank late last night.

Police are yet to confirm the man's identity.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cyclone Kelvin hits Kimberley coast bringing 'perfect storm' for flooding

10:19 EDT

Cyclone Kelvin has been upgraded to a category two system as it crosses the northern coast of Western Australia, with the storm bringing even more rain to the drenched region.

Cattle on the move as graziers give up on wet season in drought-stricken Queensland

09:08 EDT

There is an exodus of cattle leaving drought-stricken parts of western Queensland as graziers give up on seeing a wet season, two months before the rains are usually due to finish.

Cyclone threat downgraded for northern WA but record rain swamps Broome

18:12 EDT

A tropical low that is expected to build into a cyclone has dumped record-breaking rainfall on the town of Broome, swamping the town centre and prompting men to duck-dive in flooded roads to salvage cars.