Unlucky off-roaders watch 4WD nearly get washed away after getting stuck on Grey’s Beach

Geraldton Guardian
The 4wd bogged near Grey’s Beach.
Camera IconThe 4wd bogged near Grey’s Beach. Credit: Reuben Carder

A weekend joy ride turned into a headache on a Geraldton beach, with a group of “land cruisers” almost losing their car where it shouldn’t have been off-road.

About 10am on Sunday a vehicle, believed to be a Toyota LandCruiser 200 series, was spotted bogged on Grey’s Beach, south of West End.

High tide of about 1m was around noon, but fortunately the vehicle had been freed by early afternoon before it was swamped.

The 4wd bogged near Grey’s Beach.
Camera IconThe 4wd bogged near Grey’s Beach. Credit: Reuben Carder

City of Greater Geraldton CEO Ross McKim said the City had received no complaints or reports of the incident so it was unable to pursue the matter.

“Vehicles are prohibited in this area, and rangers conduct regular patrols of Grey’s Beach, as well as other beaches,” he said.

“In future, if members of the community spot vehicles in restricted places, we encourage them to submit photos of the car registration to us for appropriate action to be taken.”

The driver dodged a $250 fine and possible impounding of the vehicle.

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