in race against time and tide on Brean beach
Bridgwater couple had a race against time on their hands when
their car came close to becoming the latest victim of the fast-incoming
tide at Brean today (Sunday, June 20th).
and Teresa Cresswell had parked their Nissan Primera on the beach
and then gone for a walk on top of Brean Down without realising
how quickly the tide comes in.
was only when they started to walk back along the top of the Down
at around 1pm that they noticed their car was already surrounded
by sea water, as pictured here.
was a shock when we came over the hill and saw the car in trouble
with the sea around it," Gordon told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
took me just three minutes to run down the steps and get inside
to drive it away."
added: "The water was already lapping around the doors when
I got to it. If I'd been a few minutes later, it would have a
will hopefully serve as a warning to other drivers about the danger
of the tides here."