A second vehicle in two days has been written off by the monster tides at Cable Beach, in an unfortunate but not uncommon sight at the Broome hotspot. At around 11am on Tuesday, a 4WD ute filled with equipment under its canopy was slowly swallowed by the tide as onlookers watched on from the rocks. Witnesses say the driver of the vehicle attempted to cross over the rocks as the tide was coming up, but unfortunately became bogged in the sand while trying to make the manoeuver. Amongst the audience, traveller Sheree Callenberg said herself and others helped remove debris from the water as the equipment washed out from the vehicle. “Someone told me the 4WD was driving up the sand when the tide had already come in,” she said. “Then the car got bogged and hasn’t been able to move.” The 4WD is the second car in two days to be claimed by Broome’s brutal tides, with footage emerging of a Toyota Camry sitting amongst the waves not far down the coastline. A recovery effort by locals to pull the beached vehicle was made, but unfortunately the sedan was too far in to be rescued and had to wait till the tide lowered. Tuesday’s incident was the third this year, after a bus succumbed to the king tide at Entrance Point on March 24.