British backpackers wake up trapped in floodwaters next to crocodile warning sign

  1. British backpackers wake up trapped in floodwaters next to crocodile warning signThree 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.”

via British backpackers wake up trapped in floodwaters next to crocodile warning sign – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)