Police are angered by the latest rescue of two young men who were found after they entered the flooded Manning River on a double bed air mattress.
Police from Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command assisted State Emergency Service volunteers in finding the men about 8:05pm when they were seen walking along Nowendoc Rd, after climbing an embankment to safety.
Duty Officer, Inspector John Sullivan, said he was appalled and angered by the irresponsible behaviour.
“It is literally only days since we saw the tragic death of a young man in floodwaters, yet two young men have put their lives – and the lives of their rescuers – at risk,” Insp Sullivan said.
“We have had police working day and night to keep our community safe and then we have to respond to a thoughtless incident such as this.
“People must act responsibly for their sake, the sake of their families and that of those who come to their aid.
“The message is simple: do not enter floodwater be it over a road, a flooded creek, or a flooded river,” Insp Sullivan said.