- Three British tourists have been rescued from the roof of their campervan, after waking up to find themselves surrounded by floodwaters in a crocodile warning area in far north Queensland.
Swift water rescue teams were called to a camping at Green Patch, just south of Cairns, at about 6:00am today.
The picnic area was dry when the group parked there in their Scooby-Doo styled campervan last night, but the water rose around them during a huge overnight deluge.
Queensland Fire and Rescue officer Guy Bulmer was the first on the scene.
“The water levels were up the [at the] window level of the vehicle and there were three English backpackers on the roof,” Mr Bulmer said.
“There was a croc sign almost right next to the vehicle.”