Police at the scene of the abandoned car at Stockyard Creek on Tuesday morning

February 11, 2020

A man last seen with a car in floodwaters near Nanango on Monday night has been located safe and well.

After a minor incident, he flagged down a passing vehicle, caught a lift and went home to bed.

He was not reported missing.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Witnesses had reported seeing a man and woman pushing a vehicle in floodwaters on the Burnett Highway near Stockyard Creek.

The alert was raised after the car was later found abandoned.

Police have confirmed the man was the only occupant of the vehicle.

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EARLIER:

Police are appealing for urgent public assistance to help locate a man and woman who were last seen with their car in floodwaters near Nanango on Monday night.

Just after 8:00pm, a man and woman were seen pushing a black Ford Falcon in floodwaters on the Burnett Highway near Stockyard Creek at Wyalla.

The car was later found abandoned.

Police are asking anyone who gave the couple a lift or knows their whereabouts to contact police immediately.

A QFES spokesperson said specialist rescue crews were called to the incident just after 9:00pm to check the vehicle, which had been washed off the road.

They located no one inside.

They remained searching the area until about 1:00am.

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SES crews and Council workers were kept busy in the South Burnett overnight.

As well as the incident on the Burnett Highway at Wyalla, they were called to a landslip on the D’Aguilar Highway between Yarraman and Blackbutt.

SES crews were also called to assist with storm-damaged roofs on houses in Nanango and Kingaroy.

[UPDATED. Published earlier as “Couple Missing Near Nanango” and “Missing Couple Found Safe”]

The abandoned Ford Falcon at Stockyard Creek, north of Nanango
The vehicle slid off the highway into a ditch at Wyalla

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