Mother grieves for son lost in Qld floods

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The devastated mother of a Queensland man found dead in a flooded creek wishes God had taken her instead.

Suzy Allington is mourning the death of David Hornman, whose body was found in his submerged ute in the swollen Canungra Creek, inland from the Gold Coast, on Wednesday.

Swift water rescue crews and police divers fought strong currents to retrieve the vehicle with the body of the 38-year-old husband and father still inside.

Police investigations are centred on whether he crossed a flooded causeway across the creek.

In a heart-wrenching post on Facebook on Wednesday night, Ms Allington expressed gratitude to those who had offered their sympathy and support.

"Thank you for all your messages - I wish God had taken me instead - RIP my beautiful son - you were the BEST xxxx," she wrote.

Police say Mr Hornman was last seen leaving his father's home near Canungra on Monday morning.

That was the day flash flooding hit the region, with the Gold Coast hinterland copping almost half a metre of rain from Sunday until the deluge stopped on Wednesday.

"Police are interested in obtaining vision of the weather conditions in the area particularly near Coburg Road causeway between 5am and 7am on March 22 as well as any vision capturing a white Isuzu utility heading down Coburg Road towards Canungra within those times," detectives said on Thursday.

Officers are preparing a report for the coroner.

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