A front end loader was used to rescue a woman from her car from the causeway crossing at the Bedford Weir.
A front end loader was used to rescue a woman from her car from the causeway crossing at the Bedford Weir.

Driver saved from weir crossing

A BOULDERCOMBE woman who ignored road closed signs and found herself in danger of being swept off the Bedford Weir causeway crossing was dramatically saved on Saturday.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service ferried out QFRS swiftwater rescue officers from Rockhampton, but a winch rescue was ruled out as too dangerous.

Instead, a 20-tonne front-end loader was brought in from a nearby quarry and lodged against the vehicle while the woman was freed.



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