Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Updated: July 13, 2009
In photos: Trapped Land Rover pulled to safety on Brean beach

This Land Rover had to be towed to safety after getting stuck in mud on Brean beach on Monday afternoon (July 13th).

Burnham-based 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.

Six 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 pictured here.

The 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.

"The 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.

"Our advice is to head the warning signs and stay well clear of the mud."

It follows several incidents along the Burnham-On-Sea coastline during the first half of this year.

In 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.


Official BARB Web site


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