Police have rescued three people from floodwaters after a car was swept away on the Mid North Coast.
In one incident, emergency services were called to Riverford Road at Burrell Creek - about 25km south-west of Taree - about 3.30pm on Friday, November 26, following reports a 200 Series Landcruiser had been swept from a small causeway by rising flood waters.
The vehicle was carried 200m downstream, where it became wedged on a number of rocks in the middle of the flooded creek.
Two men - aged 46 and 30 - entered the floodwaters in an attempt to assist the trapped driver, a 65-year-old man.
Five officers - four senior constables and a constable - attached to Manning/Great Lakes Police District were first on scene and were guided to the vehicle by a member of the public.
One of the police officers located a rope and fashioned a loop in the end, before throwing it about 10m to the three stranded men.
Police then rescued the men by pulling them individually across the flood waters.
All three were assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and did not require further medical treatment.
Northern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter McKenna, commended the actions of all officers involved in the flood rescue.
"In the face of extreme danger, these officers acted quickly and courageously to ensure the stranded motorists were safely rescued," Assistant Commissioner McKenna said.
"The reality is that police face many dangerous scenarios every shift they work, and they will do everything they can to protect the lives of the people of NSW.
"With more wet weather expected in the next week, the community are reminded to heed the warnings and advice of emergency services, particularly in the event of flood water.
"Floodwater is extremely dangerous as it can have fast moving undercurrents that can wash people and vehicles away. Everyone should always remember to never drive, ride or walk-through floodwater," Assistant Commissioner McKenna said.
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