Woman missing in floodwater at Monaltrie near Lismore, NSW Police say

Cathy Adams
By Cathy Adams
Updated March 30 2022 - 4:02am, first published 3:19am

A police operation is underway to locate a woman believed to be missing in floodwaters near Lismore in northern NSW.

About 9.50pm on Tuesday March 29, emergency services commenced a search and rescue operation near Wyrallah Road at Monaltrie, south of Lismore, after reports a woman had been trapped in her vehicle by floodwaters.

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Police spent several hours searching for the woman and her vehicle, however have been unable to locate her.

Officers from Richmond Police District - with assistance from Police Rescue, Water Police and NSW SES volunteers - recommenced a search and rescue operation on Wednesday morning, March 30, in the vicinity of Wyrallah Road.

Police are searching for a woman after reports a woman had been trapped in her vehicle by floodwaters on Wyrallah Rd at Monaltrie, south of Lismore last night.

As emergency service operations continue, police are urging anyone who may have seen a 2017 white Holden Captiva station wagon, with NSW registration YHS 51F, in the greater Lismore area to contact police immediately.

Police also remind people within flood affected areas to never enter, walk, ride or drive through floodwaters.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.