Concern for 5 year old missing in NSW floods

A five-year-old child is missing in central west NSW after being trapped in flood waters on Friday.

Just before 8pm emergency services responded to reports that two vehicles were caught in flood water on McGrane Way in Tullamore, north west of Parkes.

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Four of the occupants were able to escape from the vehicles and clung to trees to avoid the dangerous currents.

The police, together with the local SES and rural fire brigades, were able to save the people with the help of a flood boat and paramedics.

They were taken to Dubbo Hospital.

A five-year-old child is missing as four people were rescued in flood waters in western NSW. Recognition: JASON O’BRIEN/AAP

A five-year-old child from one of the vehicles has not yet been captured, according to police.

The two vehicles remain submerged in flood waters where it has rained heavily for the past 24 hours.

Roads in the area remain closed due to flooding, making access to McGrane Way difficult.

The police remain on site and wait until they have access to the vehicles.

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https://7news.com.au/news/nsw/concerns-for-5-year-old-child-missing-in-nsw-floodwaters-c-8340429 Concern for 5 year old missing in NSW floods

James Brien

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