This Toyota Hilux was caught at Mudlo Rocks on the weekend while trying to come to the aid of a trapped Holden Rodeo.
This Toyota Hilux was caught at Mudlo Rocks on the weekend while trying to come to the aid of a trapped Holden Rodeo.

Two utes swallowed in the drink at Mudlo Rocks

RAINBOW Beach's notorious Mudlo Rocks and the ocean claimed two new victims over the weekend.

A Holden Rodeo ute and a near-new Toyota Hilux were the latest casualties of the incoming tide just south of the Rainbow Beach Surf Club.

Locals at Rainbow Beach said the driver of the Holden Rodeo became stuck on the rocks while heading toward Double Island Point on Saturday.

The driver of the Toyota Hilux then tried to come to the rescue of the Rodeo driver but once he stopped his vehicle it sank up to the wheel nuts in the wet sand and could not be moved.

A local said the driver of a third car was also asked for help.

He politely refused, fearing for his vehicle.

Eventually the tide came in covering both vehicles.

Beach drivers have been urged to check the conditions of the Mudlo Rocks daily before they try and negotiate the beach obstacle.

Presently the rocks are only passable at dead low tide and drivers are urged to do their homework before heading up the beach.

A good knowledge of tide times and beach conditions combined with some good recovery equipment can often be the difference between a vehicle going under water and making it back to Rainbow Beach.

Gympie Times


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