Dumped stolen ute a ‘hazard’ to swimmers
AN ANONYMOUS letter delivered to Warwick Police station led a squad of police divers from Brisbane to uncover a stolen car in the depths of a popular swimming hole near Emu Vale, east of Warwick.
On Wednesday, four divers searched The Rockies and found a Toyota ute that was reported stolen from Rose Bud Court, Warwick on August 8.
Sergeant Brad Doyle said the ute entered the water from a rocky ledge above the waterhole and was under a popular jump-off point.
“It took about 20 minutes to locate the vehicle and then it was pulled out of the water with the help of a local towing contractor,” he said.
“The ute was located in the area just under where people jump off and a rope swing that people put up over time.”
Police said the car could have caused a hazard for those using the swimming spot.
“Those responsible have demonstrated they have complete disregard for the safety of anyone swimming or the environment they have polluted with fuel and oil,” a spokesman said.
Police divers located a stolen Toyota ute that was dumped illegally in The Rockies, a popular swimming hole east of Warwick.