A lethal environment
I DO think there is a need to place highly durable and very clear signage to some of the exits off Four Mile Beach.
If it was indeed the case that Mrs Cameron made her way to the beach and in poor light — worsened by her poor eyesight – she could not find the right exit to get back off the beach, then it becomes easier to see how she made what was probably a fatal mistake.
I went to the mouth of Craiglie Creek several times late last week, in the aftermath of Ms Cameron’s disappearance and the finding of her clothes etc.
Even spotting the right exit in broad daylight can be tricky. And that’s with some local knowledge. In fading light several times on Four Mile Beach I’ve been looking for the main Barrier St exit and found it difficult, and I’ve learned to make sure I get off the beach before dark.
Even if only some of the main exits are marked this way, they serve as waypoints and indicators for all the other exits. I dont think it’s expensive or hard to implement this.
CONSISTENT rain will likely trigger certain responses in the crocodile population. In the build up to the Wet Season, it instinctively puts them in mating mode, meaning they will be more up and about from now on.
Many people who have lived here a long time, some born here, say the croc numbers have exploded in the past few years. We’re in for a “big” summer.
One of the authorities said being taken by a croc was a lesser chance than being hit by lightning.
This is disingenuous. It depends on context. If you stand in the middle of an expressway you will get hit by a vehicle soon enough. It seems just as lethal for someone to stray just a little around here and come to grief. This is a lethal environment next to, and in places part of, a town.