Two naked sunbathers who had to be rescued when they got lost in bushland south of Sydney after being “startled by a deer” were among 44 people fined for COVID lockdown breaches on June 27, police have said.
Giving details of some of the fines police had handed out since the introduction of the latest stay-at-home measures, New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said, "Unbelievably, we saw two men sunbaking naked on a beach in the south coast. They were startled by a deer, ran into the national park and got lost.
“Not only did they require assistance from SES and police to rescue them, they also both received a ticket for a thousand dollars,” Fuller said, referring to the State Emergency Service.
Police gave more details on their website, saying, "About 6pm (Sunday 27 June 2021), the men called for assistance after becoming lost in bushland during a visit to a remote beach.
“Police Rescue assisted by the State Emergency Service, NSW Ambulance and Polair responded to the area, locating a 30-year-old man naked and carrying a backpack on the walking track near Lady Wakehurst Drive.
“After a further search, a 49-year-old man, partially clothed, was also located. The men told police they were on a nearby beach when they ran into bushland after being startled by a deer.
“They were taken to St George Police Station and issued $1,000 PINs for breaching the current public health order prohibiting those from Greater Sydney travelling outside the region.” Credit: NSW Police via Storyful