Warning to stay out of floodwater as shark found on road
QLD Fire and Emergency has warned people to 'stay out of floodwater' after a 1.5 metre bull shark was found washed up on a road in Ayr, North Queensland after Cyclone Debbie ripped through the region yesterday.
"Think it is safe to go back into the water? Think again! A bull shark washed up in Ayr. Stay out of floodwater. You never know what lurks beneath the surface during a severe storm and what will wash up in the aftermath. Just ask emergency services who came across this bull during inspections around Ayr, where floodwaters are receding in some parts."
The NSW SES also warn of the dangers of swimming or playing in floodwaters.
"Just don't let children play in the floodwaters," SES spokeswoman Sue Pritchard, said.
"In floods septics overflow into the water, chemicals are washed out from farm sheds, trees snag underwater and there are dead animals. What people might not expect are snakes and spiders."