Terrifying moment a woman falls off a BRIDGE during wild flash floods as her desperate mates scream for help
- Woman falls off bridge during flash flooding in Mudgeerba Creek in Queensland
- Onlookers can be heard screaming as the woman fell into the water on Sunday
- Wild weather followed warnings of flash flooding across south-east Queensland
A woman has fallen off a bridge into an overflowing creek during Queensland’s horror flash flooding event.
Waters had flooded a road bridge above Mudgeera Creek in the southern region of the Gold Coast on Sunday as heavy rainfall battered the region.
Horrifying footage shows the young woman attempting to walk across submerged the bridge, but losing her footing and falling off the edge into deep waters.
Onlookers can be heard screaming as the woman disappeared underwater.
‘Travis she’s in the water, she’s fallen off the bridge, go get her!’ a woman said.
A group of four men on either side of the road carefully trudged through the rising water and helped the woman back onto dry land.
A young woman attempted to walk across submerged the bridge above Mudgeerba Creek but lost her footing and fell off the edge into deep waters
A group of four men on either side of the road carefully trudged through the rising water and helped the woman back onto dry land
The south east of the state was under a severe weather warning on Wednesday, as major flooding continued and residents were put on notice to evacuate following days of heavy rain.
Queensland residents from the Pimpama and Beaudesert regions were warned to expect flooding due to rapid water rising in Logan River – with concerns of flash flooding in surrounding catchments.
Emergency services have received 1,400 calls for help since Sunday, with five water rescues made as a result of people driving into floodwaters.
Emergency services received 1,400 calls for help since Sunday with five water rescues made as a result of people driving into floodwaters (pictured, rescue crews in Beaudesert near Brisbane on Tuesday)
The Logan River floods over the Alan Struss Bridge near the town of Beaudesert in Queensland
Queensland residents remain on high-alert as the search for David Hornman, 38, ended when his body was found inside his ute in the Gold Coast hinterland on Wednesday afternoon.
In Queensland a desperate search for David Hornman, 38, ended when his body was found inside his ute in the Gold Coast Hinterland region
The 38-year-old father was last seen on Monday and had not contacted his family since heading to a job in the Tamborine area, where torrential rain caused flash flooding this week.
His ute was spotted earlier in the day in the flooded Canungra Creek.
Mr Hornman’s desperate wife had been active on social media, appealing for help from anyone who saw him.
‘He didn’t turn up to work and hasn’t been able to be reached since. His phone is turned off,’ Angela Hornman posted on Facebook on Tuesday.
‘I just have to know he’s ok. Please tell him no matter what I LOVE HIM.’
Police are preparing a report for the coroner and are appealing for any mobile or dashcam vision to assist them in their investigations into Mr Hornman’s death.
Meanwhile in New South Wales, Pakistani national Ayaz Younas was going for a final interview for a job when his Toyota Camry became trapped in the flood on Cattai Ridge Road in Glenorie on Sydney’s northern outskirts.
The inside of the 25-year-old’s car was badly damaged, indicating to police that he frantically battled to save his life and escape as waters rose around him.
Det Insp Laird said Mr Younas ‘clearly couldn’t get out’ of the car as there were no broken windows.
Mr Younas died when his Toyota Camry became trapped in the flood on Cattai Ridge Road in Glenorie on Sydney’s northern outskirts
Det Insp Laird said Mr Younas ‘clearly couldn’t get out’ of the car (pictured) as there were no broken windows
‘You can only just imagine somebody fighting for their life to get out of the car — that’s what the inside damage of the vehicle looked like.’
Emergency Services Minister David Elliott offered his condolences, saying it would send ripples through the northwest Sydney community.
‘The human cost of these floods has been brought into sharp focus in the most tragic of circumstances and I urge communities to continue to be cautious in the face of continued and imminent threats to life,’ Mr Elliott said.