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The newspapers and TV media are full of a story this week about a family told to stop building a sandcastle on the beach at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
But… what a load of rubbish.
The actual true story was…
A family was digging a hole in the sand, in front of the lifeguards area and equipment, and they were asked to move a bit further away, so that any rescues would not be impeded by the location of the hole.
The family fully understood, and move further to the side.
End of story…
But what were the media saying ?
‘Fun police’ hit beach play
Daily Mercury | 1st November 2010
IS this the worst ever case of the fun police gone mad?
The Sunshine Coast is known for its picture-perfect beaches, however, one holiday maker says its reputation is being ruined by overzealous lifeguards who are telling people not to build sandcastles between the flags.
Lifeguard bans sandcastles | News-mail | Breaking National
1 Nov 2010 … The Sunshine Coast is known for its picture-perfect beaches, however, …
‘No sandcastles between the flags‘
Brisbane Times 1 Nov 2010 …
The Sunshine Coast is known for its picture-perfect beaches, however, … who are telling people not to build sandcastles between the flags. … asked a young family to move on because they were playing in the sand … If you stop them from digging between the flags they will move outside the flags. …