Search underway after car swept into flooded causeway near Mudgee

A search operation is currently underway near Mudgee after a vehicle was swept into a flooded causeway overnight.

About 6.30pm (Thursday 4 August 2022), emergency services were called to Macdonalds Creek, near Lower Piambong Road, Erudgere – about 15km north-west of Mudgee – after reports a vehicle had been swept into a causeway by floodwaters.

Officers attached to Orana-Mid Western Police District, assisted by Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW SES, commenced a search and rescue operation and located a vehicle submerged in the waterway; it’s unknown if there are any persons inside the vehicle at this time.

Police and emergency services will continue operations this morning (Friday 5 August 2022) to access the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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