Search and rescue at Josephine Falls

August 3, 2023 8:37 am in by

A 36-year-old woman has been rescued following a search operation at Josephine Falls in Babinda.

Initial information suggests around 4.15pm yesterday, the interstate tourist was swimming in a nearby river when he was dragged underwater.

Police and other emergency service crews, including Rescue 510 and State Emergency Service volunteers, commenced an air and water search, and successfully located the missing person midstream.

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She was transported to Innisfail Hospital for treatment.

Police wish to remind everyone to be mindful of conditions when swimming at Josephine Falls as dangerous flash flooding can happen without warning at any time of year, even if it is sunny on the day.

A number of serious injuries have occurred in the past including people who have lost their lives.