Man Spends Night In Tree After Getting Stranded In Floodwater
A man who spent 12 hours clinging to a tree to escape life-threatening floodwaters has been rescued after he was swept into a river in NSW's south-east.
The man was left hanging from 6 pm on Monday until 5 am on Tuesday when he was finally rescued.
NSW State Emergency Service said the man was first spotted at 4 am at Brogo River north of Bega on Tuesday morning.
It's believed the 30-year-old man had attempted to cross the river on foot before becoming trapped.
News of the man's dramatic rescue comes after dozens of people called for help following torrential rain and flash flooding across NSW and Queensland.
In north-west Sydney, six children and a bus driver were rescued by boat on Monday after they were bogged down in floodwaters on Reedy Road at Maraylya.
Police divers concluded a search for a man on Monday after his car was thought to have been washed down a causeway in Galston Gorge in Sydney's north.
North of Brisbane, a man and a woman were spotted clinging to a tree on their blow-up mattress after they drifted down floodwaters from their campsite at Morayfield.
Another man, who was last seen pushing a car through floodwaters in the South Burnett region, was located by police on Tuesday morning.
Multiple storm fronts are expected to dump a deluge on Queensland on Tuesday after a weekend drenching.
Dalby residents have been warned to prepare for more potential flooding, with Myall Creek expected to peak below three metres.
Meanwhile, residents in some parts of Sydney are still unable to return to their homes after they were battered with rain over the weekend.
Evacuation orders remain for Moorebank, Pitt Town Bottoms, Richmond lowlands, and low-lying areas of the Georges River, while residents of Narrabeen and Lake Illawarra have been cleared to return home.
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