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pulled from Burnham beach after getting stuck in soft sand
van was pulled to safety after getting stuck on Burnham-On-Sea
beach - the second time in a fortnight that a vehicle has got
into difficulties in the area.
Council dog warden Tina Kick was patrolling the beach when her
van sank in the soft sand at the top of the beach near the town's
a matter of seconds, its front wheels would not budge. After trying
unsuccessfully to free the vehicle, the council contacted BARB,
the organisation that runs Burnham's rescue hovercraft, to pull
the vehicle free.
launch tractor was used to retrieve the vehicle and pull it to
the safety of the jetty. "Fortunately, the tide was out at
the time so the vehicle and its occupant were never in any danger,"
added a spokesman.
incident comes just says after a car
owned by two fishermen became stuck on the beach on November 19th.
On that occasion, the car was stranded in the sea on a muddy sand
Car pulled from sea after
becoming stuck on Burnham beach
4x4 landrover is rescued from Burnham mud
rescue of 4x4 and jet ski on Burnham Beach
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