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Trio rescued after car is swept away in floods


Three people have been winched to safety after their vehicle got washed away from a flooded causeway in far north Queensland.

The trio got stuck in the floods at Gamboola, in the Mareeba Shire just after 10pm on Friday.

The rescue helicopter was called to the scene and managed to winch the trio to safety.

The group was cold and shaken but otherwise avoided injury.