Members can see more Boards, Topics, Picture Galleries, Videos, Games and more. Register NOW...
Recent Pictures (List All)

Rating: (None)
Views: 19
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 15
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 10
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 17
Comments (0)
* *

Author Topic: Close call at Far North Queensland waterway could have been tragic  (Read 1301 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Member

  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 367
  • Posts: 1726
  • Liked: 70
  • Karma: 374
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
Close call at Far North Queensland waterway could have been tragic
13 Oct 2014 - Sunwater


The school holidays could have ended in tragedy for a group of six, including five children, caught taking risks at Nardellos Lagoon near Walkamin on the Atherton Tableland.

SunWater Mareeba Service Manager Charlie Martens said the group was seen swimming and fishing near the outlet gate in the lagoon around 12.30pm on Thursday, 2 October and were immediately told to move on.

"Itís alarming to witness members of the public ignoring warning signs and being so reckless in and around our water infrastructure," Mr Martens said.

"Outlet gates can open and close suddenly to let water out of the lagoon into adjoining channels.

"Anyone swimming too close to the gates risks being caught in the gates or swept downstream as the water can move quickly and with force.

"A SunWater employee spotted the group venturing too close to the outlet gate at Nardellos Lagoon before it was too late, as the consequences could have been deadly.

"The public should take heed of the signage and not enter SunWater land, especially areas of higher risk such as this.

"It only takes a few moments to read the signs and play it safe on the water and around our infrastructure to avoid tragedy."
Sorry, only registered users can see this content. Please Login or Register.


Sweetwater Fishing Home http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
1944 Views
Last post October 06, 2010, 06:21:11 PM
by Member
6 Replies
6005 Views
Last post August 16, 2011, 11:28:47 PM
by Member
2 Replies
1362 Views
Last post October 28, 2012, 07:44:13 AM
by Member
5 Replies
2165 Views
Last post January 14, 2014, 09:34:04 AM
by Member
0 Replies
1054 Views
Last post March 29, 2014, 07:11:34 PM
by Member

Classifieds

MERCURY 115 PRO XS ENGINE SPECIAL

Price: $16000.00
Bids 0
Comments (0)

Shopping


Price:
Rating: (None)
Comments ()

Upcoming Events, Fishing Competitions, Shows, Expos etc.....


Upcoming Events