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In dramatic footage released by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the 14 year old unnamed boy was left clinging to a nearby tree as the surging muddy waters rushed around him near the coastal town of Rockhampton. The rescue worker, tethered to the nearby bank by a rope, battled the raging river to reach the boy and drag him to safety. After making it to land the teenager was then taken by ambulance to a local hospital. In the process of saving the boy, his rescuer was swept under the waters by the strong currents down the river, but managed to clamber out of the swollen creek further on."
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