FROM THE NEWS DESK
Have you ever got your car stuck on the beach? Apparently you are not alone.
Hours after Invercargill Auto Salvage removal specialist Melvin Butler visited Oreti Beach to remove two burnt out cars, he was back at the beach towing out someone who was stuck in the sand about 100 metres away from the road’s entrance.
Towing people off the beach was a big part of his job. His team were called out Oreti Beach, at all hours, at least two to three times a week.From sedans to 4WDs, all manner of vehicles had fallen victim to the sand during his six years on the job.
Once he was called out to tow a police car that had come to the aid of someone who got stuck.
In the end he had to tow both the police car and the vehicle they had tried to help to safety.
With so many people getting suck on the beach, I can not help but ask ... is driving on the beach really that safe? Do you think there should be more rules in place for driving on Oreti Beach?
- Joanna Griffiths