Campers at a popular Queensland, Australia beach resort were woken last night by something very much out of the ordinary.
A towing firm reported:
Two Claytons employees and friends were on holidays in a group in the middle of the mayhem. They had camped approx 200 metres from the beach next to the boundary fence of the campsite and heard a noise like a storm. On looking they realised the sand was rapidly disappearing into the ocean at an amazing speed. They only just got their 4wds and caravans out with seconds to spare as their campsite disappeared 3 metres down into the ocean. A 4wd, large caravan , camper trailer, tents etc on the site next to them all got swallowed into the ocean.
Another visitor commented, "Yeah, calling it so lucky!! We were driving on the beach as it was collapsing behind us."
Frankly, that's the kind of midnight wake-up call (and holiday let-down) I can do without . . .