GALLERY: What a Hummer! SUV bogged in the creek
A CENTRAL Queensland motorist took the game stuck in the mud to the next level recently when he got his H3 Hummer bogged in Fishing Creek.
Yeppoon fisherman and boatie Steve Wilkinson posted photos to social media of the abandoned, near-new Hummer bogged upstream from Sandy Point in Fishing Creek, in the Farnborough area.
Mr Wilkinson said he posted the photos for safety reasons as due to its colour, the vehicle was a hazard to waterway users, and to identify an owner if the Hummer, which retails at about $50,000 new, was stolen.
"I was out fishing with my dad on Saturday morning in one of our usual spots and we saw a dark shape in the water," Mr Wilkinson said.
"We motored over to it and as we got close, we realised it was a vehicle.
"I didn't know it was a Hummer at the time because the water was up over it but I could tell it was a fairly new, nice looking vehicle.
"On Monday afternoon it was low tide and the curiosity got the better of me so I walked up and was shocked to see it was a Hummer. You could still see the track marks where it had been driven to."
Mr Wilkinson, who has been fishing in the area for more than 30 years and knows it well, said he had never seen a vehicle bogged so far up the creek.
"There have been plenty of vehicles lost at Sandy Point over the years. My father lost his LandCruiser up there in 1991," he said.
"But we have never seen anyone even attempt to drive that far up the creek and we've never seen a vehicle bogged there. It's about 1km up the creek.
"Just seeing a vehicle like that is sickening. I feel really sorry for whoever has lost it."
The Morning Bulletin understands Queensland Marine Park authorities are working with the owner of the vehicle to remove it from the creek but attempts to contact the Marine Park authorities yesterday were unsuccessful.