UNDERWATER: The top of the four-wheel-drive ute at Moon Creek.
UNDERWATER: The top of the four-wheel-drive ute at Moon Creek. Contributed

Ute’s owner up for expensive recovery after tide troubles

SOME days you wish you hadn't got out of bed.

The owner of a twin-cab utility is probably wishing he had his time over again after it was swallowed by the incoming tide at Moon Point, on Fraser Island.

Anglers came across the VW Amarok on Thursday at Moon Creek.

Its recovery was expected to be a complex and expensive operation.

Senior Constable Bill Worden from Fraser Island police said many drivers came to grief when they took risks with tides.

"If they try to go across the creeks when the tide is low they are often swamped on the incoming tide," he said.

In a separate incident on the island, a staff member of Kingfisher Bay Resort lost control of his vehicle on the jetty about 1.20am on Thursday.

The vehicle was left hanging over the end of the jetty but no one was injured.


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