HOW do you get out of a national park if you're stuck?

After Doug Waters was stopped - by law - from helping stricken motorists in the Burrum Coast National Park, the Chronicle investigated the escape alternatives.

Mr Waters was fined $7500 for damaging the park while towing out bogged drivers.

An RACQ representative said they would contact a contractor to perform a vehicle recovery.

Wide Bay Towing and Salvage owner Peter Copas, with more than 45 years towing experience, said his company was one of few which could perform basic vehicle recoveries in the national park.

"We have two four-wheel drives with one specially designed with the right suspension... and front and rear winches," he said.

"It's our duty of care to help but it can be costly."

Mick Cubis of the Department of National Parks said "if your vehicle is bogged and you can't extract it, contact a motoring service or automobile association, or emergency services if the situation is life-threatening".

"Be careful with the environment when extracting your vehicle - use common sense."

Who will help?

RACQ: They'll ask a contractor.

Towing firm: Can be costly.

Department: Be careful and use common sense.



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