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Man dies in floodwaters, Currumbin Valley

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Queensland police say that a man, believed to be aged in his 50s, has died after his car was washed away in floodwaters in the Currumbin Valley in the early hours of yesterday.

Around 3am, Monday February 28, police were called after reports of a car in trouble in waters over Currumbin Creek Road near Stackpole Street.

The vehicle was believed to have been driven 30 to 40 metres into floodwaters.

Police and a swift water rescue team attended but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Surf Life Saving Queensland were called to utilise an inflatable rescue boat in the search and located a vehicle submerged around 10 metres from the roadway around 10.45am.

A man and a dog were located deceased in the vehicle a short time later.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.


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