Tow rope? The day the fire truck went to the beach
THEY'RE local heroes who save lives, protect properties and put themselves in the firing line every day - but sometimes even the QFES need rescuing.
Mackay QFES crews were caught in a bit of a sticky situation this afternoon while responding to a grass fire in the northern beaches.
Local resident Alyssia Teys captured the moment a fire truck became bogged on the beach about midday.
"Fire and rescue down a Bucasia Beach drove into the flats to stop a grass fire on the beach only to find themselves in a rescue situation themselves," Alyssia said.
Crews were responding to a grass fire at Portside Pl, Shoal Point which started around 8.30am.
The QFES crews were bogged for about 90 minutes, finally getting free at 1.20pm.