The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter is searching for a pregnant woman believed to be stuck in floodwaters west of Maryborough.
The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter is searching for a pregnant woman believed to be stuck in floodwaters west of Maryborough. Alistair Brightman

Pregnant woman may have been stranded in ute for 24 hours

THE AGL Action Rescue Helicopter is searching for a pregnant woman believed to be stuck in floodwaters west of Maryborough.

At 3pm on Tuesday, a spokeswoman said the woman was believed to have been stranded in a ute for the past 24 hours at Doongul in Maryborough West.

It has been a busy time for the rescue chopper crew with many rescues performed around the region.

On Monday, the crew ferried a family of seven to safety from their Tiaro property which was fast filling up with floodwater.

The family, including a one-week-old baby and an elderly woman, piled into the family's ute and drove to higher ground where they were rescued.

Family of seven rescued from Maryborough: Video: AGL Action Rescue Helicopter
Family of seven rescued from Maryborough: Video: AGL Action Rescue Helicopter

Also, a family of three was rescued from the roof of their house at Mungar.

The mother and baby were winched together using a rescue basket while dad was secured in a strop.