Northern Territory Police dispatched to transport the seven people stranded from flooding at Timber Creek
Northern Territory Police dispatched to transport the seven people stranded from flooding at Timber Creek Northern Territory Police

Man walks 40km for help as NT flood strands tourists

HEAVY rains have stranded people around the Northern Territory, with one man walking 40 kilometres for help after his car and pregnant passenger were isolated by floodwaters.

Elsewhere, a group of tourists and rangers are facing the prospect of Christmas stuck at a Central Australian tourist spot after the access road was cut by floods.

The man walked 40km from where his vehicle had become stranded, with children and a pregnant woman as passengers, before flagging down a patrol car.

NT Police said the woman, who is 38 weeks pregnant, was taken by helicopter from the remote community of Timber Creek because it was feared she would be stranded by floodwaters when going into labour over the holiday period.

"He had left the party to find help after their car had become bogged and was able to flag down a police vehicle on the Victoria Highway," Superintendent Stephen Heyworth said.

"Although the party had plenty of water, food was going to be an issue."

ABC News



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