Police hold grave fears for three people still missing in floodwaters, as a 77-year-old man became Queensland’s first victim following ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.
As floodwaters threatened hundreds of properties in Logan, the body of Eagleby man Nelson Raebel was found by emergency crews on Saturday afternoon.
Police said Mr Raebel was found not far from where he was last seen near Eagelby Road on Friday afternoon.
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Three others are still missing, including 50-year-old Mondure man David Heidemann and a man in his 60s who went bushwalking at Lamington National Park.
A fourth person is missing in cyclone-battered Mackay.
On Saturday morning, police rescued an elderly man from public toilets at a flooded park, after the river rose to near-record levels.
The man was pushed through fast-moving, ankle-deep water by two officers at Tygum Park as about 20 people who had come to inspect the floods looked on.
It came after swift water rescue workers helped three women and two babies escape floodwaters at Waterford West on Saturday morning.