Six teenagers last seen entering a stormwater drain at Indooroopilly have been found safe and well at a nearby school, police confirmed.
Police and swift water rescue searched the area in Brisbane’s inner south-west, where a group of teens were seen entering the drains on Carnarvon Road outside Indooroopilly State High School before 8.30am.
Police were concerned for their safety because of heavy rain in the area on Wednesday morning – with Brisbane hit by about 5mm of rain within 30 minutes.
They confirmed during a press conference that the teens had been located “safe and well”.
There are several storm water drains and some are hundreds of metres long, nearby.
A Brisbane City Council official briefed rescue crews on where the tunnels went.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said no-one had been formally reported missing.
The drain is next to Indooroopilly State High School.
An Education Queensland spokesman told the ABC the department was working with emergency services, but it was too early to say what school the students attended.