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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Woman’s lucky escape from Mudgee floodwaters

A 59-year-old woman has made a lucky escape from her vehicle after it was swept into a flooded causeway near Mudgee overnight.

Police say that at around 6.30pm on Thursday, emergency services were called to Macdonalds Creek, near Lower Piambong Road, Erudgere – about 15km north-west of Mudgee – after reports a vehicle had been swept into a causeway by floodwaters.

“Officers attached to Orana-Mid Western Police District, assisted by Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW SES, commenced a search and rescue operation and located a vehicle submerged in the waterway; it’s unknown if there are any persons inside the vehicle at this time,” Police said in a statement today.

When the car was found without a driver, a desperate search for the occupants was launched.

The search resumed this morning, however police were soon informed that the female driver of the vehicle had surfaced and sought assistance at a nearby property in Piambong.

She was taken to Mudgee Hospital for treatment.

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