Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Updated: May 9, 2009
Stranded van pulled to safety after getting stuck on Berrow beach

A van was towed to safety on Saturday evening (May 9th) after it became stuck in soft sand and mud on Berrow beach.

Burnham-based charity BARB was called to the scene shortly after 5pm after being alerted by a nearby resident.

Five volunteers used a tractor and ropes to pull the stranded vehicle free, as pictured here.

The van and its grateful owner were pulled up the beach onto the hard sand by 5.30pm, before the evening's high tide.

It follows several incidents along the coastline during recent months. Last month, a boat and trailer were towed to safety at Brean, and in March a car got stuck on the mudflats. In February, a quad bike got into the difficulty on Burnham beach.

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