Croc cruise shuts beach
A THREE-METRE crocodile forced the closure of Four Mile Beach last Thursday after going for a wander near swimmers.
Lifeguards spotted the croc as it approached from the northern end of the beach around 1pm and closed the beach for the afternoon as a precaution.
Four Mile Beach head lifeguard Laurie Green said crocodiles are just a part of the tropics and the sighting was a reminder to swim on patrolled beaches.
“It’s North Queensland, the safest thing to do is swim between the flags so we can deal with any incident that arises because there are more eyes on the water,” he said.
There have been no further sightings of the crocodile and the beach was reopened on Friday morning.
For more information or to report a crocodile sighting, call the Department of Environment and Resource Management at any time on 1300 130 372.
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