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Woman dies in floodwaters north of Mackay after overnight rain deluge


A 31-year-old woman has died in floodwaters at Mount Ossa, north of Mackay after a deluge of rain overnight.

Police say around 5am emergency services were called to reports a vehicle with three occupants had been swept into floodwaters at a causeway on Surprise Creek Road.

Two other passengers, a 50-year-old Mount Charlton man and a 30-year-old Mount Pelion woman, were able to get free of the vehicle.

Both were assessed by paramedics with the man suffering a cut to his head.

Both were taken in a stable condition to Mackay Hospital.

A search and rescue operation was launched and at approximately 8am a woman was found dead in the vehicle.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances of the incident.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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