STUCK: Night falls on the bogged Unimog at Double Island Point. It was towed out the following morning at low tide.
STUCK: Night falls on the bogged Unimog at Double Island Point. It was towed out the following morning at low tide. Contributed

E-army Unimog gets bogged down

MUDLO Rocks didn't gobble up any vehicles at the weekend but an out-of-towner managed to get his Unimog bogged at Double Island.

Rainbow Beach Towing and Roadside Assist owner Dave Elder said the father and his two children were trying to cross the ocean outlet from the lagoon to the ocean side, when the heavy truck became stuck in the soft sand.

"The running water from the outlet makes the sand very soft there, so the seven-tonne vehicle just sunk into the sand and they couldn't get it out."

By the time Mr Elder got the call to help out, it was close to high tide, so the owner had to abandon his Unimog for the night.

"The three of them camped up on the beach overnight," Mr Elder said. At low tide on Sunday morning, Mr Elder winched the Unimog out.

"Because of its height, it was okay and didn't have any water inside of it.

"It just needed a good clean."

Dad and the children then went home "somewhere down south," Mr Elder said.

Apart from the bogged Unimog, it was a pretty quiet weekend, he said.