You could see its sandy bed just over a week ago but now the mighty Fitzroy River is in full flood as this photo of exuberant boys somersaulting into its wide, flowing waters shows. Intensive care nurse Bec Vantsant, 35, of Broome, took this joyful photo and many others at the Fitzroy River Bridge on Saturday November 27, 36 hours before waters peaked in the area at 11.32m on Sunday night. “It just went from nothing to an ocean,” she said. The agency nurse had just come off a long shift the day before at the Fitzroy Crossing Hospital where storm activity had led to a 17-hour power outage and they had to rely on a back-up generator. She said she had decided to head to the bridge to, “walk off some stress,” when she saw the group of fearless kids enjoying the river in flood. “The kids were adorable, the photos were a fluke,” she said. “They were bloody amazing. The boys were showing off doing their back flips…they were jumping regardless of me filming them.” Thunderstorms and heavy rain have shut The Great Northern Highway at many areas between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek since November 26. At the time of print Main Roads would provide its next flood update on Wednesday November 30. The Gibb River Road between Mt Barnett and the Great Northern Highway was also closed due to flooding. Further showers and thunderstorms were expected this week which could keep rivers levels up and lead to further rises.