Rescue crews kept on their toes

SWIFT water rescue crews from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service had been involved in 20 incidents over the weekend.

“Most rivers and creeks in South East Queensland are fully-charged following heavy rainfall over the weekend and today,” Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts said yesterday.

“Flood waters are dangerous and the best thing to do is keep clear. Since the start of 2008, 14 people have lost their lives in flood-related drownings.

“While creeks and streams may look safe, often there is a strong undercurrent which challenge even the most experienced swimmer.”

Anyone needing assistance from the State Emergency Service should call 132 500 or if urgent call triple zero.

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