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Family remain hopeful as search for missing teen Krystal Cain continues


A family is clinging to hope as the search for missing 14-year-old girl Krystal Cain continues into its fourth day after she was swept away in floodwaters near Gympie on Saturday.

Police and emergency services were called to reports of a 40-year-old man and 14-year-old girl caught in floodwaters near the Burnett Highway and Murgon Gayndah Roads at Booubyjan, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is believed the pair were in a Toyota Camry sedan and managed to get out of the vehicle before it was swept away.

The man was rescued after being found clinging to a tree and was taken to Bundaberg Hospital for treatment.

A GoFundMe page for the missing girl describes her as a "loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend, with an incredible talent to sketch anime".

“She was swept away in a torrent of water whilst travelling to Agnes Water to see her grandparents,” the page says.

“Krystal is still missing and we hold hope that she is still alive somewhere.”

Today, Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll says police will continue the search but it may be scaled down as survivability comes into play.

“People can only survive certain days,” she says.


Ms Carroll says a 52-year-old man is also missing after an incident at Tiaro.

The family was looking for their stock in flooded waters before he went missing.

The emergency declaration for Maryborough has been revoked by police and former Queensland governor Paul de Jersey has been announced as the person to lead the flood recovery effort for the region.


IMAGES: Krystal Cain with her auntGoFundMe, AAP/DARREN ENGLAND

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