The golden coast-Sydney plane photo of dirty brown flood water that meets the clear blue ocean, stuns passengers
Incredible aerial view of dirty brown flood waters merging with the clear blue ocean dazzles passengers on the flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney
- Incredible aerial view showed river water and ocean water off the Gold Coast
- The image was taken by a plan passenger who flew over Flagstaff Beach on Wednesday
- Visibility caused by ocean water flowing out of the Tweed River under less dense water
- The swollen river peaked on Tuesday when southeastern Queensland was inundated with rain
An enchanting photo of floods meeting the ocean was taken by an airplane passenger flying over Australia’s rain-ravaged coastline.
The photo taken over Flagstaff Beach on the Gold Coast on Wednesday showed a clear separation between the blue ocean water and the dirty brown floodwater pouring out of the Tweed River.
The swollen river had peaked at 1.5 meters on Tuesday, as parts of southeastern Queensland received a staggering 550mm of rain in two days.
Sydney resident Sam Hennigan flew across the Queensland to New South Wales border when he tackled the unique phenomenon.
A unique natural phenomenon where floods and ocean waters collide as they meet off the coast has been captured by an airplane passenger
“It was pretty enchanting,” he said nine.com.au
The separation occurs when flood water meets the ocean due to the difference in density between fresh and salt water.
The salty heavy sea water falls under the outflowing river water and starts to move upstream.
A similar photo of floods colliding with ocean water was taken this week at Moruya on NSW’s south coast, which has also seen severe flooding.
Mr Hennigan’s eye-catching image came to the fore when Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk warned Queenslanders that the danger of flooding is not over as water will continue to flow through the flooded areas for several days.
Rapid water rescue teams found David Hornman’s body in his ute on Wednesday in the flooded Canungra Creek in the Gold Coast hinterland.
A similar photo of flood water colliding with ocean water was taken this week at Moruya on NSW’s south coast
A desperate search for 38-year-old David Hornman ended when his body was found Wednesday afternoon in his ute in the Gold Coast hinterland.
The 38-year-old father was last seen on Monday morning.
Police say the Canungra area had horrific weather on Monday.
Pakistani citizen Ayaz Younas was on his first day of a new job when his Toyota Camry got stuck in the water
According to forecasters, nearly half a meter of rain has fallen inland since Sunday.
Another man was found dead in a vehicle in northwestern Sydney.
Pakistani citizen Ayaz Younas was on his first day off a new job when his Toyota Camry got stuck in the flood on Cattai Ridge Road in Glenorie on the northern edge of Sydney.
The inside of the 25-year-old’s car was badly damaged, indicating to police that he fought fiercely to save his life and escape as the water rose around him.
NSW Police Department inspector Chris Laird said Mr Younas called Triple-Zero on Wednesday at 6:25 am and stayed on the operator until about 7 am.
‘If he hadn’t called us, we would never have found him. Not until the water has gone down anyway, ”said Detective Laird.
But we can only speculate that, given what I’ve seen and the damage to the vehicle, it could very well be that the electricity went out completely and he just couldn’t escape the car, which is an absolute tragedy.
Mr Younas’s Toyota Camry got stuck in the flood on Cattai Ridge Road in Glenorie on the northern edge of Sydney
Emergency crews were called to Cattai Ridge Road, near Hidden Valley Lane in Glenorie, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, after reports that a car had been submerged in flood water.
“You can just imagine someone fighting for their life to get out of the car – that’s what the damage on the inside of the car looked like.”
Detective Insp Laird said Mr. Younas “clearly couldn’t get out of the car” because there were no broken windows.
He said the roads had multiple signs and closure warnings, but the car was 30 meters in the flood water and 6 meters under the water.