This is the dramatic moment a schoolboy was rescued from torrents of floodwater in Australia - after clinging onto a tree for dear life moments before.
The 14-year-old was plucked from a fast-moving swollen creek in Rockhampton, Queensland, where dozens have been left stranded due to a tropical cyclone.
Video footage of his rescue shows emergency workers bringing him to dry land, before one rescuer is swept underwater by the vicious current.
The worker was swept under a nearby bridge, but emerged safe seconds later.
The teenager was taken to hospital, where he was reported as being in a stable condition on Friday.
Brett Williams from the Swift Water Rescue team, said: "The current was so strong, it just took him away."
The dramatic scenes took place as nearly a foot of rain fell in Yeppoon, north of Rockhampton, since Thursday, according to AFP.
There have since been 20 water rescues across Queensland state, including a woman and two children trapped in a car.
Australian media reported that 'huge rainfall totals' are anticipated this weekend as tropical cyclone Oswald heads south.