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Body of missing driver found after being swept away in Queensland flood

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Queensland has been inundated in recent days. Photo: AAP
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A 67-year-old man who was swept from a flooded causeway at Mary Creek, near Gympie, on Monday night has been found dead.

Swift water rescue officers found the man inside his submerged car about 6am on Tuesday.

Police say the man and his wife had been travelling in separate cars along Marys Creek Road when he tried to cross the causeway.

It is believed he got about halfway across before becoming stranded.
He was swept away when he tried to move his car.

It was just one of a number of emergency incidents across the state as the wet weather continues to cause flash flooding.

A jogger is fighting for life after a driver lost control, hit him and sent both of them plunging into Norman Creek at Coorparoo, in Brisbane’s south.

The 41-year-old man was exercising about 6.30am on Tuesday when he was hit.

He was thrown 2m into the water, followed by the out-of-control vehicle and its driver.

The 48-year-old driver, who suffered minor injuries, managed to free himself, not realising he had struck anyone.

The jogger was pulled from the water after bystanders noticed him lying in the creek.

He was taken to hospital with critical chest and pelvic injuries.
In central Queensland, a helicopter was sent to help save a man who called police from the roof of his flooded car near Miriam Vale.

Authorities warn drivers not to try to cross submerged roads and causeways.

“If it is flooded, please forget it. Don’t take any risks,” Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Andrew Kelly told the Nine network.