Sydney: Police have fined two men who had to be rescued from an Australian forest after they were startled by a deer while nude sunbathing on a beach and became lost.
The men called for help about 6 pm Sunday after they became lost in the Royal National Park south of Sydney, a police statement said.
Unbelievably, we saw two men sunbaking naked on a beach on the South Coast, Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told reporters. They were startled by a deer, ran into the national … park and got lost.”
Their rescue involved police aircraft, the State Emergency Service and ambulance officers.
The men, aged 30 and 49, were fined 1,000 Australian dollars ( 759) each for breaching a stay-home pandemic order that restricted them to Sydney, police said Monday.
The younger man was found naked and carrying a backpack while the older man was partially clothed,” the police statement said.
Fuller described the pair as idiots.
Clearly putting people at risk by leaving home without a proper reason, … then getting lost in the national park and diverting important resources away from the health operation, I think they should be embarrassed, Fuller said.
The pair were among 44 people fined by police on Sunday for breaching a public health order after Sydney began a two-week lockdown on Friday due to a new COVID-19 cluster.