A physique of a lacking man has been discovered inside a ute that was found flipped and submerged in a flooded creek on the Gold Coast.
The seek for a lacking man has resulted in tragedy after a physique was recovered from a ute that was discovered flipped the wrong way up and submerged in a Gold Coast creek.
It’s believed the physique belongs to David Hornman, 38, who was reported lacking on Tuesday as rain pelted the Gold Coast.
“Police have located a body inside a vehicle in Canungra Creek, near Lamington National Park Road, earlier today,” Queensland Police stated in an announcement on Wednesday night.
“The body is believed to be that of a 38-year-old man who was reported missing from the Canungra area earlier this week.
“Police will prepare a report for the coroner.”
Simply earlier than 11.30am on Wednesday, a member of the general public alerted police to the upturned car, a white 2013 Isuzu D-Max.
Mr Hornman was final seen leaving a house on Lamington Nationwide Park Highway about 6am on Monday and was carrying enterprise apparel.
He made no contact along with his household after that point.
In a separate tragedy in northwest Sydney, a person died after his automobile was trapped in floodwaters on Cattai Ridge Highway in Glenorie simply earlier than 6.30am on Wednesday.
He had been on the cellphone with emergency companies and his car was discovered simply after 1pm along with his physique inside.
Detective Inspector Chris Laird stated the 25-year-old man was a Pakistani nationwide who was on the primary day of a brand new contracting job.
“We can only speculate that he may have not known the area as locals would … he may not have seen the water as he drove in given the fact that the gates across the road were completely submerged,” he instructed reporters.
“Sadly, in hindsight we can always say never drive into a swollen road and that will form part of our inquiries.”
Inspector Laird described the person’s loss of life as an “absolute tragedy” and stated it was a miracle nobody else had been killed in Sydney’s catastrophic floods.
“We can only speculate again that, given what I have seen and the damage to the vehicle, that it could very well be that the electrics totally failed and he was simply unable to escape from the car, which is an absolute tragedy,” he stated.
“Also, the fact that he was on the phone for so long is even more tragic and is going to form part of our inquiries as to what actually went on in the car and why this tragic accident occurred.
“You can only just imagine somebody fighting for their life to get out of the car — that’s what the inside damage of the car looked like.”
Inspector Laird stated there have been no damaged home windows and the person “clearly couldn’t get out.”