Man flown to hospital after clinging to tree in floodwaters


A man has clung to a tree overnight in Bundaberg after becoming trapped in floodwaters.

It's believed the man, aged in his 60s, was caught in fast flowing water while driving through the Bundaberg region in the dark. 

He managed to escape the vehicle and cling onto the tree, until a group of farmers spotted him in the morning during their daily check of their property and brought him to dry land. 

There was no road access for Queensland Ambulance Service personnel because of the floods, so the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper was called in at 7.30am.

The QAS Flight paramedic treated the patient for hypothermia and other existing medical conditions, before he was flown to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition, for further treatment.


Image: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue