Locals in far north Queensland have rescued a woman from a semi-submerged car, prompting police to once more warn against driving through flood waters.
Cairns police say a couple from Redlynch, north-west of Cairns, were rescued from a flooded causeway on Lower Freshwater Road this morning.
A car with two people inside was washed off the roadway in fast flowing waters.
It is understood a 66-year-old male passenger freed himself from the car, but a 67-year-old female driver was trapped in the partially submerged vehicle.
Police say a man who was driving past at the time came to their assistance.
He managed to free the woman and pull her to safety with the help of others.
Both the man and the woman were transported to Cairns Hospital for observation.
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