Group rescued from Melbourne storm drains let off with warning

About 25 people had climbed down into the city's storm water system to explore the drainage tunnels last night.

Group rescued from Melbourne storm drains let off with warning

A large group of explorers have been let off with a warning after being rescued from storm water drains running underneath Melbourne.

About 25 people had climbed down into the city's storm water system to explore the drainage tunnels last night.

Victoria Police said they entered the system just before 10pm and waded through chest high waters.

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A large group of people have been found in the storm water drains under Melbourne.About 25 people were spoken to by Victorian Police.

They emerged underneath the Flinders Walk on the northern side of the Yarra River.

The group, who ranged in age from 20-56 years, were spoken to by police and advised of the dangers of their actions, Victoria Police said.

Authorities say storm water drains are incredibly dangerous and even deadly. Flash flooding can occur without warning and in some tunnels there are toxic fumes.

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