Lifestyle

GALLERY: What a Hummer! SUV bogged in the creek

BOGGED: Local fisherman Steve Wilkinson spotted this H3 Hummer bogged 1km up Fishing Creek on Saturday.
BOGGED: Local fisherman Steve Wilkinson spotted this H3 Hummer bogged 1km up Fishing Creek on Saturday. Contributed

A CENTRAL Queensland motorist took the game stuck in the mud to the next level recently when he got his H3 Hummer bogged in Fishing Creek.

Yeppoon fisherman and boatie Steve Wilkinson posted photos to social media of the abandoned, near-new Hummer bogged upstream from Sandy Point in Fishing Creek, in the Farnborough area.

Mr Wilkinson said he posted the photos for safety reasons as due to its colour, the vehicle was a hazard to waterway users, and to identify an owner if the Hummer, which retails at about $50,000 new, was stolen.

"I was out fishing with my dad on Saturday morning in one of our usual spots and we saw a dark shape in the water," Mr Wilkinson said.

"We motored over to it and as we got close, we realised it was a vehicle.

"I didn't know it was a Hummer at the time because the water was up over it but I could tell it was a fairly new, nice looking vehicle.

"On Monday afternoon it was low tide and the curiosity got the better of me so I walked up and was shocked to see it was a Hummer. You could still see the track marks where it had been driven to."

Mr Wilkinson, who has been fishing in the area for more than 30 years and knows it well, said he had never seen a vehicle bogged so far up the creek.

"There have been plenty of vehicles lost at Sandy Point over the years. My father lost his LandCruiser up there in 1991," he said.

RELATED STORIES:

VIDEO: Driver hits the footpath to get to Bottle Shop

Meet the Redback Spyder: one of only two cars in the world

"But we have never seen anyone even attempt to drive that far up the creek and we've never seen a vehicle bogged there. It's about 1km up the creek.

"Just seeing a vehicle like that is sickening. I feel really sorry for whoever has lost it."

The Morning Bulletin understands Queensland Marine Park authorities are working with the owner of the vehicle to remove it from the creek but attempts to contact the Marine Park authorities yesterday were unsuccessful.

Topics:  4wd, coorooman creek, creek, editors picks, fishing, hummer, outdoor-living




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Election debate: ‘Pipe down’ Capricornia

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry

Audience gets fired up at election debate

Graeme is not kidding around when it comes to GKI

BOLD MOVE: Activist Graeme Dunstan has painted another message over Dominic Doblo's controvercial sign.

Graeme Dunstan takes to Doblo's sign twice in as many weeks

Rockhampton couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

LOVE BIRDS: Anne and Patrick Gowman on their wedding day on July 23, 1966.

Anne and Patrick Gowman celebrate 60 years of marriage.

Latest deals and offers

Ernie Els dunks for eagle

Smooth swing, great shot.

Ernie Els lives up to his reputation for one of the best swings in golf.

Jay Leno in spectacular rollover

Car flips after wheelie stunt.

Jay Leno gets more than he expected when he rides along in a 2500 HP Barracuda.

John Oliver on Brexit

John Oliver tries to explain the Brexit result.

John Oliver explains the fallout from Brexit on Last Week Tonight.

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%