Moment of relief as a dad and his 10-year-old son are rescued from their bogged ute after their companions walked 12 HOURS to raise the alarm
- A group of five became trapped in floodwaters in remote north-west Queensland
- Spent Sunday night stuck in ute, west of Mount Isa, before searching for help
- Three people walked for 12 hours to find help for father and 10-year-old son
Dramatic footage has emerged showing the moment a father and son were rescued from floodwaters in remote north-west Queensland after being trapped overnight.
The father and his 10-year-old son were with a group of three others when their ute became bogged in floodwaters in an area 50km west of Mount Isa, on Sunday night.
The following morning after spending the night stranded, the group of three set off on foot in search of help.
The trio walked for 12 hours before they found the police station at about 6pm on Monday in Mount Isa.
A father and his 10-year-old son (pictured in their stranded car) spent about 12 hours trapped in their ute because of floodwater in remote north-west Queensland
The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was then sent out to find the father and son who were still stranded in the water.
The trio managed to find where the ute had become stuck on the map and the crew flew directly to the location.
Just before last light, the crew located the man and child sitting on the roof of a vehicle and landed the helicopter on a dry patch of land nearby.
The pair had to be rescued on Monday night after their friends walked 12 hours to a police station
RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Pilot Russell Proctor said the father and son did all the right things
The pair did not require medical attention and were flown to Mount Isa Airport in good spirits.
RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Pilot Russell Proctor said the father and son did all the right things.
‘They had water with them. Despite having to wait such a long time to be rescued, they remained with their vehicle until help arrived,’ he said.
The trio walked for 12 hours before they found the police station at about 6pm on Monday (pictured, the remote rescue site)
The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was then sent out to find the father and son who were stranded in the water