Shocking images of a dangerous 4×4 stunt on a popular beach have sparked outrage from locals.
Derrin Cook filmed the silver Toyota Landcruiser speeding along Rainbow Beach, Queensland, with five people clinging to the outside of the vehicle while another 4×4 drove alongside.
In the images you can see three people standing on both sides of the car while holding it. There were two people sitting on the roof, one of whom was holding a bottle.
Cook, who confronted the group, shared the video online.
“I was at the beach with my son, when I saw this happen, they were doing it back and forth a few times,” the veteran told the Costa del Sol Newspaper.
A silver Toyota Landcruiser was filmed traveling along Rainbow Beach, Queensland, with five people hanging on the outside of the vehicle while another 4×4 drove alongside.
“I walked up to them and said, ‘Look, don’t do this s**t.’
“They just laughed at me and moved on, so that was it.”
Cook suspected that those involved were tourists filming the stunt for social media.
‘I told the driver ‘mate, I know the girls are hot and look good on Instagram and all that…. but it’s not worth doing it on Instagram, it’s all good until someone gets crushed.’
The Queensland Police Service confirmed it is aware of the incident and has launched an investigation.
No charges have been filed at this time.
Rainbow Beach is located between K’gari (formerly Fraser Island) and Cooloola National Park and is popular with 4×4 enthusiasts.
As a long-time resident of the Cooloola coast, Mr Cook said there had recently been an increase in dangerous behaviour.
The veteran local said that after living there for more than 30 years, he didn’t want people to do the wrong thing and ruin it.
“We’ve all been young and done some stupid things, but don’t do it in a place where there are a lot of other people who could get hurt,” he said.
He is also concerned that stunts like the one he filmed will lead to off-road access to the beach no longer being allowed.
The latest incident comes after the death of a French student who died after the 4×4 he was traveling in overturned near the Teewah Beach campsite last November.
In the images you can see three people standing on both sides of the car while holding each other. Two others were sitting on the roof.