Beach bum returns for flash dash
POLICE are searching for a naked man seen exposing himself on Four Mile Beach in recent weeks.
Beachgoers have described the man to be in his 30s, with short dark hair, tanned skin and a muscular build walking around naked - the same description of the flasher reported in October last year.
The man has been seen naked three times in the last six weeks walking along Four Mile Beach, past the Sheraton Mirage and into the car park area.
He has been seen on some occasions with a towel around his waist but appears to be quite comfortable removing it.
Four Mile resident Jilly Skinner, who spotted the man last October, had two English backpackers in their 20s question her about the man after seeing him expose himself on the beach during their holiday.
“The girls were in shock - they were absolutely mortified and when they described the man to me I knew it was the same man I saw because his description fitted to a T,” she said. “I remember exactly what he looks like I could almost draw a picture of him, including his white buttocks.
“The police really need to do something about it because when it comes into the busy season there are going to be a lot of families with young children down on the beach. It is not safe.”
Senior Constable Alan Dempsey said that police are unable to identify the man and are unsure if he is a “naturalist”.
“Even though the man may appear to be harmless to the community it is still an offence to exposure yourself in public,” he said.
“He has not been reported doing any criminal activities however we are trying to identify him so we can speak to him about it.
“You can be fined for exposing your ’bits and pieces’ but he does not appear to be approaching anyone.”
Anyone who sees a naked man around the beach is urged to contact the Port Douglas police on 4087 1999.