Dedicated doctor dies in floodwaters after working at clinic

Rheumatologist Dr Alex Klestov was trying to get home to Brisbane when he was caught in his car by rising waters

Rheumatologist Dr Alex Klestov has died in the Queensland floods, after being swept away “trying to get home” to Brisbane from a clinic six hours’ drive away. 

Dr Alex Klestov.

Dr Klestov’s car is believed to have been washed away on the Brisbane Valley Highway, about 60km from from the city on 27 February. 

Police found his body two days later in nearby Paddy Gully