Supplies dropped to campers trapped in SE Qld Hinterland
IT'S been revealed a rescue chopper saved the day by dropping food to a group of campers stranded in the Gold Coast Hinterland after floodwaters cut off their campsite.
Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service Queensland released a stunning video on social media showing its chopper flying over swollen creeks in the Hinterland during Tuesday's food delivery.
"Following the recent heavy rainfall, multiple water crossings in the area have been flooded, cutting off road access to the campsite," the rescue service said.
Queensland Police and Gold Coast City Council helped organise much-needed supplies for the 11 campers.
Wild weather conditions have eased on the Coast after heavy rainfall in recent days.
Upper Springbrook's weekly rainfall total had reached 967mm by Tuesday morning.
Gold Coast police have been contacted for more information.
Originally published as Supplies dropped to campers trapped in Hinterland