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A fourteen year old kid is safe tonight after researchers -- -- -- -- rescuers it's been a rough when.
After rescuers found him clinging to a tree in the middle of a raging flood.
The kid hung on for dear life as the water rushed in around it.
It's part of the widespread floods which -- risen quickly across northeast Australia.
More than two feet of rain has fallen over the past couple of days.
The showers triggered mudslides and force hopes to wade through dirty water by clean water.
Emergency crews carried out almost two dozen water rescues including this one.
The rescue were convinced the boy the but go with a tree and watch what happened.
He grabbed a hold of a line which -- strung across the water and that's when things got really tense.
The two of them seem to be struggling to breathe as the water gushed over them.
The boy grabbed hold of a tree branch and pulled himself to safety.
Medics took him to the hospital and at last check he appears to be okay.
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