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Naked men ask for pictures and sunscreen in national park

Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

A FEMALE trail runner has told of repeated "creepy" experiences, being confronted by naked men while training at Noosa National Park.

The runner, who asked her name not be published, has been turned off doing training runs on Alexandria Bay public beach after being approached recently by a naked man with a camera who asked her to take his picture for him.

"He passed his camera to me and asked, 'If you could take a photo of me,' and I did because I had no chance to say, 'no'; I already had the camera in my hand," the woman, 39, said.

"So I took a photo of him and I ran away.

"It is funny now, but it was very creepy at the time."

The woman had earlier been running with her husband, but he wanted to continue with a longer session, so she turned back and was confronted by the man.

There was a similar incident early last year, where the couple was resting mid-run at the Devils Kitchen rock formation, and were approached by a naked man who asked for sunscreen.

"I don't mind nude people - they do their own thing - but they shouldn't approach people like that," the woman said.

"To say, 'Hello', is fine, not to approach and ask for sunscreen, that's a bit too much.

"It's a bit weird. It's not normal."

The woman said she would never run those sections of the National Park alone again.

"The first time I was with (my husband) so I didn't feel any fear - but we did feel uncomfortable - and the second time I was by myself, I didn't see anyone else on the beach, so I felt really unsafe."

Police said there were regular patrols of the area.

"Both uniformed and plain clothes officers perform regular patrols of beaches and the surrounding bushland as part of their routine duties," a spokesman said.

"There are no designated nudist beaches on the Sunshine Coast District.

"Any persons located naked on the beaches wilfully exposing themselves are liable to be prosecuted under section nine of the Summary Offences Act 2005."

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