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Twenty rivers in inland NSW under threat as death of five-year-old boy at Tullamore prompts warnings not to drive on flooded roads...
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The Guardian
2022-09-24T23:26:00Z
Twenty rivers in inland NSW under threat as death of five-year-old boy at Tullamore prompts warnings not to drive on flooded roads.
We’re waking to the horrible news that a
Emergency services were called to the scene late Friday, finding two younger children and their parents, who were clinging to trees. The five-year-old was missing.
Fiona Aveyard, a local farmer and Rural Fire Service member, told the ABC she had been one of the first to arrive on scene. She said:
It was a miracle they even got a signal to call for help.
We arrived in the dark in water that was backed up a couple of hundred metres from the crossing. The water at the low-level crossing was up about a metre-and-a-half.
They [the family members] were downstream in the creek clinging to trees — a mother, a father and two young children.
The parents were able to free the two younger children from the car but the five-year-old was trapped in the car as it submerged.
Police have since announced that they’d found the five-year-old’s body on Saturday afternoon.
Chief inspector
The family were very distraught in relation to the incident.
The family are Sydney residents but they do have a property in Tullamore. Tullamore is a very small community, very close-knit and it’s had a major impact on the whole community.
Good morning and welcome to our live blog for Sunday 25 September.
We’ll keep a close eye on the
Tragically, emergency services have
Heavy rainfall is set to ease in the state’s north today, but will continue in other areas.
We’ll bring you all the latest developments as they happen.