DEEP TROUBLE: A Nissan X-Trail was stranded in Coffs Creek after the owner drove down a boat ramp onto sand flats to retrieve a kayak.
DEEP TROUBLE: A Nissan X-Trail was stranded in Coffs Creek after the owner drove down a boat ramp onto sand flats to retrieve a kayak. Trevor Veale

Kayak trip ends up with vehicle stranded in creek

IT WAS a heart-breaking sight for the owner of this vehicle, who learnt a costly lesson about driving on soft sand.

Stranded on the tidal flats of Coffs Creek on Sunday, the late-model Nissan X-Trail was submerged by incoming tides as curious bystanders wondered how a vehicle ended up in the creek.

Witnesses to the incident said a man had driven down the boat ramp behind Dolphin Marine Magic on Sunday to load a kayak when the vehicle became bogged.

Police said efforts to free the four-wheel-drive proved unsuccessful before the high tide rose and swamped the vehicle.

A towing company yesterday used a large winch to drag the vehicle from the middle of the creek on the low tide.



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