Two cars stranded on Gladstone Mt Larcom Rd, 200m from the turn-off.
Two cars stranded on Gladstone Mt Larcom Rd, 200m from the turn-off. Luke Richards

Two saved from waters on Gladstone-Mt Larcom Rd

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after two people were rescued from floodwaters on Gladstone-Mt Larcom Rd at 4.30am this morning.

Two swift water rescue crews responded to a triple-0 call and found two cars submerged in water, and a man and a woman clinging to a tree.

They rescued the woman - who was suffering from hypothermia - first and were then able to rescue the man.

The woman was taken to Gladstone Base Hospital.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokesperson said there was one clear message.

"Don't drive through flood waters," the spokesperson said. "If in doubt don't go through."

A Gladstone police spokeswoman said people should not take risks around floodwaters.

"They are not only putting their own lives at risk," she said.

The spokeswoman said if people were stuck between creeks they should just wait until the water resided if they were in no immediate danger.

If people are in immediate danger from floodwater they should call triple-0.



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