Man charged after alleged Rainbow Beach knife incident


A MAN has been charged following an incident involving a knife at Rainbow Beach on Tuesday morning. 

It will be alleged around 11.30am an altercation took place between the occupants of two vehicles on Clarkson Drive.

During the incident it will be alleged a man produced a knife and damaged one of the vehicles.

He then drove away towards Inskip point.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 21-year-old Cooloola Cove woman, suffered a medical episode during the incident and was transported to hospital in a serious condition.

A man and two young children in the car with the woman were not physically harmed during the attack. 

A 22-year-old Rainbow beach man has been charged with threatening violence and wilful damage and is expected to appear at the Gympie Magistrates Court on Wednesday. 

It is believed the two men involved are known to each other.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information that could help police is being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 


The round-a-bout on Inskip Ave at Rainbow Beach where an alleged road rage incident took place on Tuesday, leaving a woman in a critical condition.
The round-a-bout on Inskip Ave at Rainbow Beach where an alleged road rage incident took place on Tuesday, leaving a woman in a critical condition.



A YOUNG woman has been airlifted to Brisbane in a critical condition after she suffered a cardiac arrest, following a suspected road rage incident at Rainbow Beach.

Earlier reports that the woman, 21, had been stabbed were later corrected by police and ambulance officials who said it was her car which was allegedly attacked with a knife.   

The woman apparently suffered a serious fright and went into cardiac arrest.  

The incident happened at the roundabout near Rainbow Shores, at the intersection of Karoonda Rd, Clarkson Dve and Inskip Ave.  

A witness said he and a work colleague had hurried to the Rainbow Shores entrance after hearing emergency vehicles arrive.  

They found the road between them and the roundabout had been blocked by police, while ambulance officers were resuscitating the woman.   

Police confirmed a man , originally thought to have escaped the scene, was questioned yesterday afternoon in relation to the incident.  

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said ambulance officers revived the woman and were met at the Rainbow Beach cricket ground by a rescue helicopter, which flew the woman to Brisbane.

Police at Rainbow Beach said the incident was being investigated by Gympie detectives.  


John Gass

Topics:  editors picks gympie gympie magistrates court rainbow beach

Gympie Times

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Clare Atkinson Journalism Scholarship needs your support

IN HONOUR: Brightview's Lesley Atkinson is urging the public to help continue the Clare Atkinson Memorial Scholarship.

Help continue Clare Atkinson's legacy and the future of journalism.

Kilcoy gets a run at history

HONOURED: Somerset's Matthew Heck will carry the Queens Baton through Kilcoy next Tuesday.

Queen's Baton Relay celebrations to hit town next week.

Rain gives a boost to prices

ON THE RISE: Recent rain in the state is driving demand for cattle.

Cattle prices recover from last year's fall

Local Partners