Swimmers are being warned to be aware of the potential underwater hazard created by re-emerged timber pylons from the demolished 19th century Woolgoolga Jetty.
Swimmers are being warned to be aware of the potential underwater hazard created by re-emerged timber pylons from the demolished 19th century Woolgoolga Jetty.

Danger lurks beneath the sea at Woolgoolga

TIMBER pylons from the demolished 19th century Woolgoolga Jetty have re-emerged from the seabed and swimmers are being warned to be aware of the potential underwater hazard.

Coffs Harbour City Council has now installed four signs at each of Woolgoolga Beach's public access ways informing beachgoers of the hazard at the southern end of the beach.

The 475-metre long jetty was demolished in 1961 but wave action and natural coastal currents appears to have removed the sandbanks that have covered two of the pylons.

They are now standing 1-1.8m above the seabed, but are still under water. The council was informed of the re-emergence of the pylons by a local surfer.   



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