Tourists and locals alike are being reminded to take note of the tide times after a luxury 4WD was bogged and subsequently destroyed by waves.
The black Range Rover was making its way down the beach at Queensland’s iconic Fraser Island on Wednesday, seemingly unaware of the high tide approaching.
The driver of the 4WD quickly became bogged in the sand and was unable to move the car out.
The owners had to evacuate the vehicle as waves battered into the driver’s side of the car, eventually knocking it over.
Video shared to Facebook shows a tow truck and tractor arriving at the scene before working together to lift the car upright and tow it from the sand.
Those watching on from the sand dunes above can be heard letting out a cheer after the car is successfully towed out.
The tow truck driver, from Rainbow Beach Towing, told Yahoo7 News no one was hurt in the incident but said the 4WD was written off.
He urged drivers to take more caution when taking vehicles onto the beach.
“Do your homework, and make sure you know what the tide is doing,” he said.
“If there is any unexpected weather, that will cause big surges into the ocean, that can cause higher tides.
“Be more aware of what the conditions were.”