A TEENAGE girl was taken to hospital after being dragged more than a kilometre down the flooded Leichhardt River in outback Queensland.The girl was one of five who were swept off a crossing in Mount Isa where they were walking at about 5.30am (AEST) this morning.
Four managed to swim to safety, but the girl was washed 1.5km downstream before she could make it to land, police said.
She was not injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Two other people, a man and a woman, were also washed from the crossing about 11.30pm last night.
They also managed to swim to safety.
Detective Inspector Trevor Kidd said heavy rain has caused the usual dry Leichhardt River to flood and warned locals not to drive or walk through it.
"It happens every year, but people continue to ignore the closure signs and ignore the flooding, we're very fortunate that someone wasn't drowned or seriously injured," he told ABC radio.