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Honey, I sank the ute at Fraser Island's Moon Point

A vehicle submerged in Moon Creek on Fraser Island.
A vehicle submerged in Moon Creek on Fraser Island. Contributed

A TWIN-cab utility vehicle has been swallowed by the tide at Moon Point on Fraser Island.

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

Vehicle recovery from Fraser Island is typically complex and expensive.

Senior Constable Bill Worden from Fraser Island police said drivers did come 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," Snr Const Wordon said.

He said the sand quickly turns to mud, especially at stretches of the beach where vehicles were not permitted.

In a separate incident, a chef employed at the Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island lost control of his vehicle on the jetty about 1.20am on Thursday.

A police media representative said the vehicle was left hanging over the end of the jetty but no one was injured.

Anglers at Moon Point on Fraser Island came across this VW Amarok four-wheel-drive ute underwater at Moon Creek. Presumably the driver tried to cross at low tide and became bogged in the sand and mud and the king tide did the rest on Thursday.
Anglers at Moon Point on Fraser Island came across this VW Amarok four-wheel-drive ute underwater at Moon Creek. Presumably the driver tried to cross at low tide and became bogged in the sand and mud and the king tide did the rest on Thursday. Contributed

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