Saturday 24 September 2022 10:47 AM NSW floods: 5-year-old boy dies after being trapped in car in flood waters in ... trends now
A five-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped in a car that was swept away by floodwaters in central western NSW.
Two vehicles, including a Toyota Hilux, became trapped in floodwaters on McGrane Way at Tullamore, northwest of Parkes, on Friday night.
Emergency services used a boat to rescue four people from the Hilux who were found clinging to trees, including a 37-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman, and a young boy and girl.
However, the five-year-old boy became trapped in the car before it submerged and was swept away.
A five-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped in a car that was swept away by floodwaters in central western NSW
NSW Police officers started searching on Saturday for the Hilux and at about 3.20pm the boy's body was located in the still-submerged car by police divers.
His family were taken to Dubbo Base Hospital for observation. The occupants of the second vehicle weren't injured.
The Hilux has since been retrieved and police are investigating ahead of a report being prepared for the coroner.
A low-pressure system that brought torrential rain and