Incredible twist after man, 32, goes missing in floodwaters for 17 hours

A 32-year-old man missing in Queensland floodwaters has been found after a gruelling 17 hour search.

Cameron Rogers and his family evacuated their home in the Ipswich suburb of Goodna on Sunday afternoon as floodwaters continued to rise, Queensland Police said.

Mr Rogers is believed to have dropped off his fiancée and their child with a friend before returning to their flooded home on Woogaroo Street at around 8.40pm to rescue his animals.

He then contacted a friend to meet him at the train station but was not heard from in the hours following.

A smiling Cameron Rogers, who is missing in floodwaters.
Cameron Rogers and his family evacuated their home in Goodna on Sunday afternoon. Source: Today Show

At 1.30pm on Monday, Queensland Police said they found Mr Rogers "safe and well".

Nine News reporter Reece D'Allesandro said he had spoken with Mr Rogers' family who are "emotional but relieved".

A man from Brisbane and a man from Esk are also missing in Queensland floodwaters that have left eight dead and impacted tens of thousands of homes.

Surf lifesavers found the bodies of a man in his 50s and his dog in a submerged car in the Currumbin Valley on Monday morning after they were swept off the road on Sunday night, police said.

Flooded scenes in Goodna west of Brisbane, Monday. Source: AAP
Eight people have died in floodwaters in Brisbane and three others are missing. Source: AAP

Queensland floodwaters: Some rivers yet to peak

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says life-threatening flash-flooding is under way and some rivers are still yet to peak, particularly in Logan and Gold Coast.

She said the Brisbane River is falling after peaking 3.85 metres on Monday morning, below the 2011 flood peak of 4.46m.

"It is still a significant event, and I think everyone would agree no one has seen this amount of rain in such a short period of time over our entire southeast catchment zone," Ms Palaszczuk told reporters.

"And I also want to extend my gratitude and thanks to the hundreds if not thousands of workers out there the SES crews, the police, our firies, our volunteers, all of the council workers."

Queensland Fire and Emergency services conducted more than 130 swiftwater rescues and responded to more than 2200 calls for help in the past 24 hours.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll urged people across the southeast to stay in their homes.

"Please do not be complacent today. Be... very careful if you have to move around. But if you don't, please stay at home," she told reporters.

"There is still a lot of water on the roads. There are so many roads cut off in Brisbane alone."

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