Menu
News

Flood water consumes car, driver swims to safety

Police on scene at Lindendale after a call for help at a flooded crossing.
Police on scene at Lindendale after a call for help at a flooded crossing. Marc Stapelberg

FLOOD waters have submerged a car at Wollongbar this morning forcing its driver to make a desperate swim for safety.

In the triple zero call, police said the driver reported the water was up to her knees before making a horrifying judgement call: "It's going, I'm going to have to swim" before the line disconnected.

SES on scene art Lindendale after a call for help at a flooded crossing.
SES on scene art Lindendale after a call for help at a flooded crossing. Marc Stapelberg

Police and Ballina SES crews rushed to Lindendale Rd about 9.55am where they helped the woman from the water and took her home.

Her Nissan Navara was not as lucky police say, as the car has been completely consumed by the flood water.

Emergency services are urging motorists not to drive, ride, walk or play in flood waters.

Topics:  floods floodwaters northern rivers roads northern rivers weather police wollongbar


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'Lot of pressure': Students to get HSC results today

Rivers Secondary College Lismore High campus student Sarah Lane, 17, is looking forward to getting her HSC results.

The wait is over for more than 55,000 NSW HSC students

Access or protection for our precious beaches

BARRIER: No Standing signs and boulders have been installed along Seven Mile Beach Rd at Broken Head.

Council report on beach protection measures.

Man dies on North Coast beach after being pulled from rip

A man has drowned at Suffolk Park this afternoon.

A bystander performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived

Local Partners