The photo below was received by a local police officer from a member of the public overlooking the floods from the Grand Central Shopping Centre, looking on to Dent Street, Toowoomba on Monday, 10th January.
Fears were held for the safety of the person in the water but police would now like to advise the media and members of the public that the person was found safe and well. After extensive enquiries police have ascertained the teenage girl was rescued by a member of the public further downstream, and has requested she remain anonymous.
Eighteen people have died in the flash floods that swept through Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, mostly in or near Grantham. Floodwaters near Ipswich have claimed the lives of a man and a four-year-old boy.
Grave fears are held by police for another missing 12 people, believed to be from two families in the Lockyer Valley.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Toowoomba Police as soon as possible on 46 316 333 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.