Trapped men, women and dogs rescued from flood waters
A MAN has been saved from the roof of his car after becoming stuck in flood waters in the Sunshine Coast hinterland early this morning.
It was one of four swift water rescues performed by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services overnight.
The latest rescue, at a creek crossing Moy Pocket Rd, occurred about 6.30am.
Swift water rescue teams entered the water to rescue a man.
He was brought to dry land safely.
On ABC Sunshine Coast radio this morning, the senior officer involved in the rescue operation said the man was trapped in a precious position.
"He was driving in the dark, there was no signage up because the road wasn't flooded the night before. He drove into the water and got stuck there.
"He was sitting on the passenger side on the roof.
"The rescue operation wasn't overly complex. The water was starting to go down. Two teams went in attached with a rope and assisted him out."
"He seemed quite relieved."
Sunshine Coast Superintendent Maurice Carless urged residents to take care in the wet and reiterated the safe driving messages.
"If the road is flooded, forget it," Supt Carless said.
"Don't put yourselves or your family or indeed emergency services workers in danger by driving into flooded areas."
About 3.30am, swift water rescue technicians also responded to reports of a car swept into a river and man clinging to a tree at the intersection of Boonah Fassifern Road and the Cunningham Highway, Fassifern (near Boonah).
Firefighters entered the floodwaters and rescued the man from the river. He was assessed by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) for injuries.
Around 1.50am, firefighters responded to reports of two people stuck on the roof of a caravan in floodwaters near Coleyville Road, Coleyville (near Rosewood).
A swift water rescue technician entered floodwaters and pulled two people and two dogs to safety.
Around 12.20am, crews responded to reports of a woman stuck on the roof of a car in floodwaters at Golf Links Drive, Gatton. She was pulled to safety by firefighters.
These incidents are a timely reminder to all Queenslanders: 'if it's flooded, forget it'. Never enter floodwaters by road or on foot.
In total, SES have been called out to 218 jobs in the past 24 hours.
The majority of cases have been in coastal and range areas in south-east Queensland.