What, no beer?
What, no beer? Supplied

Tourists fail to offer beer for Aussie helping them out

A TERRITORY man who saved a car load of tourists after they were bogged has voiced his disgust at not being offered any beer as a sign of gratitude.

Orhan Yilmaz said pushing a bogged jeep while ankle deep in mud and fighting against the rising tide was the last thing he expected to be doing on Saturday afternoon.

He had just sat down with a beer on Gunn Point when he was told a few tourists had became bogged.

"Some young fellas came over on motorbikes, asking if we could help some tourists bogged out at the shore," he said. With an incoming tide, Mr Yilmaz considered the situation thoroughly, but after 20 minutes prepared his vehicle and set off.

"We drove out. It took an hour to set up and make sure I didn't get bogged," he said.

"They were looking for the prison, but were way off."

The car was tipped to one side, and the wheels submerged in mud. They struggled tirelessly through the sludge as water seeped through the earth, until the vehicle was recovered.

Every Territorian knows the given currency for such a good deed is a carton of beer and Mr Yilmaz said he expected at least a thank you

However, he said the tourists were less than appreciative. He said they stood around and said nothing, before taking off. "I was sort of p***ed off at the end of it. Usually, when you pull someone out of a bog they offer you a beer or a carton," he said.

"I could have left them there and they'd have lost everything."

News Corp Australia


Motorsport event ready to welcome 10,000 spectators

Premium Content Motorsport event ready to welcome 10,000 spectators

This could be the perfect weekend for action-starved motorsport fans in Ipswich.

’Inviting’ safe space to expand Ipswich disability services

Premium Content ’Inviting’ safe space to expand Ipswich disability services

A community hub set to open soon will provide a ‘home away from home’ to those...

‘No BS’: Candidate will ‘fight hard’ for crucial projects

Premium Content ‘No BS’: Candidate will ‘fight hard’ for crucial projects

The LNP candidate for Ipswich West said he will focus on getting two long awaited...