DARING swimmers are risking life and limb by throwing themselves of jetties like at Coochiemudlo Island.
Coochiemudlo Surf Life Saving Club president Colin Sloane said the problem had continued throughout the the school holidays.
He said people did not realise how shallow the waters around the jetty could be.
He said the area used by the water taxi was dredged but other areas were not, with some areas receiving less than six inches of water in low tides.
Less water had been around the jetty during low tides throughout the past week due to today’s king tides.
Mr Sloane said a man, aged in his 20s, was pulled from the water unconscious two years ago after falling from the roof.
The man had hit steel structure on his way into the water, cutting his foot, grazing his chin and knee and dislocating his shoulder.
A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said the service had received reports of children jumping off the jetty.
Bayside Patrol’s utility terrain vehicle would be used by police in this type of situation, the spokesperson said.
“This practice is both dangerous and unlawful under local laws and parents are urged to make sure their children have fun but not put themselves in danger,” the spokesperson said.
“Members of the community will start to see this ATV in action in these type of areas and situations.
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