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.