See how this family is not under the shade of a beach umbrella? That's because they're banned.
See how this family is not under the shade of a beach umbrella? That's because they're banned.

Beach umbrella on a beach? Police, security threaten fine

POLICE have stepped in to stop a mother using a beach umbrella at a Brisbane beach, as she and her daughters attempted to create some shade on a scorching day.

Rubi De Araugo was shocked after being told by a lifeguard that her umbrella was a safety risk, reports the Courier-Mail.

After the mother-of-two refused to take down the umbrella that was shading her daughters, 5 and 11 months, security then turned up.

Then came the police.

She headed home with the girls after police warned she was risking a significant fine if she didn't obey instruction.

Ms De Araugo said it was a busy weekend at the South Bank beach, so there was no space left under the shade sails.

"It's just crazy, the last thing you want to do is take your kids there and get sunburnt."

South Bank Corporation said the safety of patrons was the key concern of lifeguard and security staff.

Its website lists no rules in relation to beach umbrellas at Streets Beach in South Bank.

Brisbane Marketing lists nine pool rules to keep the area clean and healthy, and makes no mention of beach umbrellas.



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