Nine stranded campers and a pet dog have been rescued after being cut off by floodwaters south-west of Sydney.

The group, which included a nine-year-old boy, were stranded for six days in the in the Wollondilly Forest.

The heavy rains turned a creek into a raging torrent, washing away the campsite and the group’s food supplies.

Nine stranded campers and a pet dog have been rescued from the Wollondilly Forest. NSW Floods
Nine stranded campers have been rescued from the Wollondilly Forest. (9News)
The group, which included a nine-year-old boy and a pet dog, were stranded for six days. NSW Floods
The group, which included a nine-year-old boy and a pet dog, were stranded for six days. (9News)

A Royal Navy Taipan helicopter crew extracted the seven friends, a father and son, and dog yesterday in a delicate operation.

The evacuees were taken to Mittagong Sports field where they were met by members of the NSW SES.

A Royal Navy Taipan helicopter crew extracted the campers. NSW Floods
A Royal Navy Taipan helicopter crew extracted the campers. (9News)

Thousands still on alert as skies clear and flood waters drop

There are currently two Navy helicopters supporting aerial search and rescue operations, with four Army MRH-90 Taipan helicopters arriving from Townsville today.



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