Four rescued after ute swept into flooded creek, NSW

Four people have been rescued after a ute was swept into a flooded creek 20km north of Muswellbrook overnight.

Emergency services were called to Wells Gully Road at McCulleys Gap about 10pm (Tuesday 11 January 2022), after a utility was swept off the spillway into Sandy Creek.

A 49-year-old man, a 16-year-old boy, and two girls aged 14, were forced to climb onto the roof of the utility after it began to sink in strongly-flowing floodwaters.

A multi-agency rescue operation was coordinated by officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District, and involved Fire and Rescue NSW and members from NSW Rural Fire Service and SES, with all four retrieved safely.

There were no injuries; and the ute will be recovered when safe.

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