Miner rescued from QLD floods

A QLD miner has been rescued from floodwaters just south of Rockhampton after locals heard his cry for help and dived into a river to save him.

The Morning Bulletin reports Kabra local Scott Smith dived into Middle Creek on Thursday night after a miner was swept off a bridge and into fast flowing water.

Scott's mum, Leanne Goodsall, told The Bulletin the family rushed out of their home on the banks of Middle Creek last week after they heard someone call for help.

“We spotted the man in his vehicle on the bridge,” she said.

“He got out of his truck and was trying to make his way through the swift water travelling across the bridge

“Scott just jumped in to try save him … they ended up 50m from the bridge, just opposite our house.”

The miner's identity remains unknown, but Goodsall said she believed the man was trying to cross the bridge to enter Mt Morgan.

The recent QLD floods have caused headaches for miners in the region, with a number of sites making controlled water releases to prevent dams overflowing.

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