Police have again warned motorists not to drive into flooded waterways after the death of a man near Gympie. His wife watched on as he was swept away in a swollen causeway.

Michael McGuane reports.


Swift water rescue crews searched for the Gympie man all night.

The 67 year old and his wife were driving home in separate cars when he became stuck halfway across a flooded causeway.

He disappeared after trying to reverse out of the water.

His wife called for help but the search ended in tragedy this morning.

In Brisbane a jogger was seriously hurt when struck by an out-of-control car at Woolloongabba this morning.

Both the runner and the car plunged into Norman Creek.

The driver escaped but the runner was rushed to hospital.

The last week has seen a spike in flooding related callouts with the firefighters attending 49 incidents since Friday.

Rain is expected to continue for the rest of the week, but there may be some relief.

Harry Clark, Meteorologist: “We are going to have an easing trend going towards the end of the week. Showers are still a posibility tomorrow and then just a possible shower from Thursday, Friday onwards.”

But any hopes that it would fill Brisbane’s dams haven’t come true.

Some parts of the state received their monthly rainfall over the past five days, but Brisbane’s dams have mostly missed out.

Water levels have only risen by half a per cent to 71.5%.

Michael McGuane, QUT News.