April 12, 2006
Rover driver gets that sinking feeling on Brean Beach!
owners of this Range Rover were said to be "distraught"
on Wednesday after their vehicle dramatically became the latest
victim of the thick mud along Brean beach.
from Burnham-On-Sea were called, but there was nothing they could
do to save the trapped vehicle, which was worth more than £5,000.
owners, from Weston-super-Mare, had foolishly ignored warning
signs and driven almost a half mile out into the mud when disaster
struck and the wheels began to sink, trapping it.
a fast incoming tide, the race was on to save the vehicle - but
on this occasion the sea won and the vehicle disappeared under
the waves. When it emerged later in the day - at low tide - it
had sunk further into the mud.
Burnham Coastguard spokesman said the owners were both safe and
unharmed - though shocked - by the incident.
vehicle is due to be pulled out of its watery grave over the next
few days by a local garage, although several locals believe they
will have a tough job on their hands - and beach wardens may have
to use a digger to extract it.
incident comes just days after the drivers of an Audi had a lucky
escape on Burnham beach when it too briefly became stuck in the
mud. Fortunately, Coastguards were able to pull it free on that
even on Wednesday afternoon (April 12th), a builder's truck briefly
became stuck in mud near Maddock's Slade on Burnham beach. It
too was pulled free.
pulled from sea after getting stuck on Burnham beach
4x4 vehicle pulled from mud near beach lighthouse
and jet ski rescued from mud
Safety tips for using Burnham,
Brean and Berrow beaches