Video of a policeman reacting to the McKinlay River flowing in the drought-effected Australian state of Queensland has gone viral.
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Policeman's joyous reaction as river springs to life

An Australian police officer's unbridled joy at the first flow of a drought-affected river has gone viral.

Senior Constable Des Hansson lives and works in the remote town of McKinlay in Queensland's north-west.

His daughter uploaded video of Snr Con Hansson's enthusiastic response to the river's first flow just before Christmas.

It went from 500 to 40,000 views overnight after internet users began sharing it on social media.

  • 07 Jan 2016