Big Millstream Falls, plunges over a basalt lava flow, in the Millstream Falls National Park, Ravenshoe, Atherton Tablelands, Australia
Big Millstream Falls, plunges over a basalt lava flow, in the Millstream Falls National Park, Ravenshoe, Atherton Tablelands, Australia

Man reported missing at Qld waterfall

A SWIFT water rescue team is on the scene at a Tablelands waterfall, where a middle-aged man is feared to have been swept away.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the man in his 50s was reported missing at Millstream Falls, near Ravenshoe, about 1.45pm.

He said emergency services, including a swift water rescue team, was on the scene assisting with the search, understood to be taking place between Big and Little Millstream falls.

More than 50mm of rainfall blanketed the Ravenshoe area overnight.

Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia.

More to come.


Qld schools record huge drop in OP results

premium_icon Qld schools record huge drop in OP results

Nearly 40 per cent of schools have less students getting top marks

TIME TO BUY: 39 businesses for sale in the southwest

premium_icon TIME TO BUY: 39 businesses for sale in the southwest

Fancy yourself as a future business owner? Check out this selection of shops...

IN PICTURES: Dust storm hits Bollon, thunderstorms on radar

premium_icon IN PICTURES: Dust storm hits Bollon, thunderstorms on radar

Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Shane Kennedy said localised dust...