Woman Missing For Almost A Week During QLD Floods Found Alive
Police were "ecstatic" to find a Gold Coast woman who vanished almost a week ago during heavy rain at Queensland's Tallebudgera Valley.
Yang Chen was reported missing at 11am on February 12, after a man she was walking with near Gorge Falls lost sight of her. Police launched a large search operation, which was hampered in recent days by poor weather conditions.
On Monday, police confirmed she had been found alive. Around midday, police confirmed to 10 News First a person was being airlifted out of bushland between Tallebudgera and Springbrook on the Gold Coast.
"The woman was located by members of the Gold Coast Water Police in the vicinity of the Gorge Falls in Tallabudgera around 11am," QLD Police said.
"She has been taken by vehicle out of the bush and is being transport to Robina Hospital for medical treatment."
Police later said they were "ecstatic" to find her, sharing photos of her being rescued -- including being piggy-backed out of the bush by searchers.
Just hours earlier, police divers had been deployed to search waterways in the hunt for Chen. Helicopters, surf lifesavers and the State Emergency Service had also been called in during the search effort..
"It is not known whether Yang has become lost, has walked out onto Tallebudgera Creek Road or Springbrook Road or fell, as there are a number of creeks impacted by recent rain," police said during the rescue effort several days ago.