Three 4WDs caught by Mudlo Rocks in one day

THREE four-wheel-drives were recovered from the notorious Mudlo Rocks on Sunday morning in what some are calling a record.

Rainbow Beach Towing and Assist's Carolyn Elder, and other Rainbow Beach old timers, say they have never seen three 4WDs stuck on the Mudlo Rocks at once.

Two of the vehicles, a Holden Jackeroo and a Toyota Landcruiser, got trapped and pummelled by the seas last weekend.

A driver of a Holden Rodeo got caught on Saturday night at dead low tide.

All three cars were battered by the surf.

Mrs Elder said the high tide rolled the Rodeo over early Sunday morning.

WRECKED: This Holden Rodeo (above) was caught on the Mudlo Rocks on Saturday night while the Landcruiser (left) was caught last weekend with a Holden Jackeroo.
WRECKED: This Holden Rodeo (above) was caught on the Mudlo Rocks on Saturday night while the Landcruiser (left) was caught last weekend with a Holden Jackeroo. Contributed

The other two vehicles were pushed high on the coffee rock last weekend and stayed there for a week.

All three vehicles were recovered on Sunday at low tide.

Rainbow Beach Towing and Assist called in Rainbow Beach Recovery to help with the job.

Because of the tide and lack of sand around the Mudlo Rocks the recovery team had to travel along the Freshwater Track to Double Island Point and back along the beach to Rainbow to reach the vehicles.

They used Rainbow Recovery's specialised equipment to drag the wrecks off the rocks.

Mrs Elder has warned drivers about tackling the Mudlo Rocks in the dark.

"All three were caught at night," Mrs Elder said.

She said it is harder to see below the water at night and judge the run past the rocks.

"The best thing to do is steer clear of the rocks until a bit more sand comes back."

Currently the sand is coming back with each wave and if the weather stays good things will improve quickly.

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