Flood debris is still a concern at Rainbow Beach.
Flood debris is still a concern at Rainbow Beach. Craig Warhurst

Flood debris still a concern at Rainbow Beach

RAINBOW Beach was protected from the large seas that pounded the Sunshine Coast during the weekend and resulted in the rescue of nine beach goers.

In one incident, five people found themselves in trouble at Alexandra Headland, requiring a mass rescue by lifesavers.

Four people were rescued in separate incidents at Coolum.

At Caloundra, a 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital after falling on rocks and a 12-year-old girl who had a similar accident at Bulcock Beach was released into the care of her parents.

A Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving spokesman said yesterday the biggest concern at Rainbow Beach had been cleaning up the flood debris.

He said the stronger winds had kept the sand unsettled on the Cooloola Coast and the discolouration of the water from the coloured sands was visible for 50-100m offshore.

A number of plastic bags were washed up in the flood debris, he said.

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