Local authorities are pleading with the community to avoid putting themselves in danger following the rescue of a woman from floodwaters on Tuesday.
It’s been revealed the woman and two friends visited Kambah Pool to take photos of the flooded river to post on social media.
As she moved closer to the river to take a photo she slipped and feel into the fast-flowing water, where she was swept down stream until she was able to grab onto a tree.
Thankfully, the woman was safely rescued but Detective Inspector Simon Coady said he has a simple message for the community – stay away from drains, floodwaters and swollen rivers.
“The woman rescued from Kambah Pool was lucky to escape with no major injury because today we could have been talking about a very different outcome.”
“There is no photo or social media post that is worth risking your life to get.
Authorities are also reminding the locals that while the worst of the wet weather may have passed, it may only take a small amount of rain for levels to rise again quickly.
“Any water rescue puts the lives of not only of yourself but those of emergency services personnel at risk.” Detective Inspector Coady said.
“While the rain may have eased today, rivers and flooded areas will take some time to subside so in the coming days we are still urging people to avoid those areas.”