Emergency services at the scene of a lucky escape from creek water at Traveston.
Emergency services at the scene of a lucky escape from creek water at Traveston. Frances Klein

Couple escape from car caught in Gympie creek

A COUPLE have had a lucky escape after their car was caught in creek water at Traveston this evening.

Emergency crews were called out to the scene on Traveston Rd, near the Traveston train station, about 6.40pm.

The couple, a 68-year-old man and his 71-year-old wife, were caught in the creek shortly after they left and friend's house nearby.

Gympie police said the friend saw their car enter the water, and he ran to help them.

The couple escaped without injury.

Police said the incident will be investigated, and questioned why so many resources had been called out.

The swift water rescue team was at the scene but has been stood down.

Gympie Times


No longer Queen of the house after her guilty plea

premium_icon No longer Queen of the house after her guilty plea

Woman fined for moving too slowly after order to vacate house

New Gympie author draws rave reviews with 'superb' debut

premium_icon New Gympie author draws rave reviews with 'superb' debut

"I've always been a reader, and that's where the writing came in.”

Woman allegedly bites cop in court escape bid

premium_icon Woman allegedly bites cop in court escape bid

Court orders disease testing for failed escapee

Local Partners