ON SUNDAY morning a 30-year-old Cannonvale woman reported a rape on Ocean View Ave in Airlie Beach. The woman told police the offender came up behind her, covered her mouth and sexually assaulted her. Officer in charge of the Whitsunday Police Station Acting Senior Sergeant Brad Teys said the public had been assisting police with the identity of the possible suspect who was not a local resident. Act Snr Sgt Teys said this appeared to have been a one-off incident. “(But) it’s always wise to walk home in company,” he said.