July 13, 2009
photos: Trapped Land Rover pulled to safety on Brean beach
Land Rover had to be towed to safety after getting stuck in mud
on Brean beach on Monday afternoon (July 13th).
charity BARB was called to the scene at 3.15pm after the trapped
vehicle with three people inside was spotted almost half a mile
from the shore by concerned beachwarden Dave Furber.
BARB crewmembers used the charity's tractor and ropes to haul
the Land Rover up the beach onto the hard sand before the evening
high tide, as
vehicle's grateful owners, who are from the West Midlands and
on holiday at a Brean caravan park, made a generous donation to
BARB to cover its costs.
owners had been testing out the vehicle in the mud and seemed
to be completely oblivious to the danger they were putting themselves
in," said BARB Operations Manager Steve Perks.
advice is to head the warning signs and stay well clear of the
follows several incidents along the Burnham-On-Sea coastline during
the first half of this year.
May, a huge rescue attempt failed
to save a van from the incoming tide on Burnham beach, and
in April a boat and
trailer were towed to safety at Brean. In March a car
got stuck on the mudflats and in February, a quad
bike got into difficulty on Burnham beach.
BARB Web site