In Central Queensland lies a town called Rolleston, In between Emerald and Roma. This town was devastated by floods, one property owned by local resident Max Mayne was completely washed out by water. He lost millions of dollars in crops and machinery and not to mention years of hard work. The place is still underwater.
As many of you would understand, when a natural disaster like this occurs many resources become unavailable . Aviation fuel is one of those things; this was not given to civilans and was a very precious resource as many people require the assistance of helicopters to escape the floods.
A popular family in the area recently experienced a heartbreaking accident that took the life of their beloved family member. Then the floods hit. Luckily they all managed to evacuate the property before it was too late but sadly had to leave the family dogs behind.
All the roads out to the property were completely underwater or washed away and they only way out there was by helicopter. This is where the kind hearted Max Mayne comes in; along with the help of others he offered his services and helicopter to rescue these dogs.
They flew out to the property, fed the dogs, then put them in the sides of the helicopter. The pictures below show the process they went through to ensure the animals safety.
Amongst the devastation there is always people who will put others first, even when you’ve lost so much to continue to help others, save lives and help deliver necessary supplies to those who need them the most shows the true meaning of an Australian hero.
** A special thank you to Louise Salmon who provided us with the background and photos to this story.