News

Angry families chase masturbating man from beach

Angry families have chased a man from the dunes at Wurtulla where he was masturbating while watching their children play.
Angry families have chased a man from the dunes at Wurtulla where he was masturbating while watching their children play. WARREN LYNAM

A MAN has been chased from a popular Sunshine Coast beach by a group of angry families who claim he was masturbating while watching their children from the dunes.

The incident happened at Wurtulla Beach, near beach access 247, about 10.20am Saturday.

One woman who was at the beach with her young children said the man, aged in his 50s, was confronted and then chased from the beach by an angry crowd.

"He was masturbating on the edge of the dune in front of young families, not 30 metres from our chldren," she said.

"After calling out a few times for him to stop, all the families grouped together and approached him.

"He quickly left the beach with five or six men right there behind him, asking him what he thought he was doing and calling him a paedophile.

"They stuck close to him as he went down Wurley Dr but no one wanted to touch him unless they got in trouble for assault.

"People were gathering and watching but he just kept walking to get away."

The woman said she had heard stories of men masturbating in the dunes at the location but never witnessed it herself before this.

"It's a well-known problem in the area and it has to stop," she said.

"How dare someone act like that in front of our children while they're playing on the beach.

"A local lifeguard told me that this sort of thing happens every week and they have to call police.

"It is 100 per cent unacceptable.

"This man should have his hands, feet and gentials cut off."

A man is believed to be helping police with their inquiries.

Topics:  beach editors picks masturbating police


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Learn how to conquer stress

HEALTHY: (Back row) Marie Mikkelsen, Jan Thompson, Lexi Stefanski, Karen Kuhn, Cynthia Hoffman, (front row) Sally Coall, Judy Maw, Lyn Lee and Alizah Hoffman at the first Harvesting Health Workshop on August 4.

Harvesting Health is offering free stress management events

Police warning after reports of dogs attacking sheep

Police received the reports of dogs roaming.

Police praise SDRC for ability to catch dogs

Inaugural forum earns high praise

INDUSTRY LEADERS: Bryan McGahan, Chris Inswood, Linda Clutterbuck, Karen George, Peter Mowett and Craig Magnussen at the inaugural Ag Industry Forum and Trade Show.

Council's agriculture expo draws a crowd

Local Partners

Integrity body consulted on lobbying

SDRC has sought advice of the Queensland Integrity Commission after accusations of undeclared lobbying were levelled at the chair of a local community group.

REVEALED: Liam Gallagher is coming to Falls Festival

English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017.

He revealed the news ahead of the official line up announcement

Have a laugh, save a life

LAUGHS ALL ROUND: Comedian Lindsay Webb will be performing as the headliner for the Wander Beyond Blue Yonder show coming to Warwick on Thursday, August 17.

Comedy show proves laughter is the best medicine

Jemma's bewitching voice

STAGE PRESENCE: Suzie Mathers and Jemma Rix in a scene from Wicked The Musical.

Wicked musical theatre star Jemma Rix has released her debut album.

Reese Witherspoon on being a ‘has-been’ at 36

REESE Witherspoon might have an Oscar on her mantle and made millions at the box office but that hasn’t stopped people declaring her career is over.

RECAP: Game of Thrones s7 e6 - Beyond the Wall

Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Paul Kaye and Joe Dempsie in a scene from Game of Thrones.

*Warning this story contains spoilers about today's new episode*

Paul Kelly announces massive Australian tour

Paul Kelly is going on a 16-date national tour in November.

Music legend thrills fans with the announcement of a massive tour.

Survivor twist bound to shock

Sunshine Coast mum-of-three Tara Pitt.

TARA Pitt benefited from a shock twist on Australian Survivor.

The Block goes back to school with gorgeous kids rooms

Ronnie and Georgia's winning kids bedroom in a scene from The Block.

ONE magical bedroom received the first perfect score of the season.

What's on the small screen this week

Rob Collins and Jessica Marais in a scene from season two of The Wrong Girl.

JESSICA Marais returns in The Wrong Girl.

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in American Made.

The actress stars opposite Cruise in the action comedy

Investors quick to snap up property in key growth corridor

High-profile commercial site sells at auction for $4.920m

EXPLAINED: What the 'Costco effect' means for Ipswich

PRICE WARS: A Costco store similar to this one in Canberra, is planned for Ipswich.

Exclusive 'cult' about to change how families do grocery shopping

4800 homes to be built in massive new Coast estate

Masterplanned community full steam ahead - it's not Caloundra South

Open for inspection homes August 17 - 23

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!