shock as car becomes stranded on Brean beach
owners of this car got the "shock of their lives" when
they found themselves locked out of their vehicle on Brean beach
with a fast-incoming tide nearby on Saturday (January 30th).
and Jane Roberts, from Street, parked their Renault Scenic on
the sands near Brean Cove to take their two dogs for a walk. However,
when they returned, they were unable to get back into the car.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The power in the electronic key
fob had run down, leaving the car completely immobilized. Nothing
would open at all - it was a nightmare. With the tide coming up
the beach towards us, we were concerned that we might lose the
added: "Fortunately, Brean's beach warden was nearby and
he called on the help of BARB. When
they arrived a few minutes later, we found that one of the crew
has a similar car and was able to show us how to re-activate the
to our relief, this meant we were able to get back inside and
drive it off the beach with just a few minutes to spare. Richard
and I are hugely grateful to everyone who helped us."
grateful couple also made a donation to BARB towards its costs.
are beach warden Dave Furber and BARB's team during the drama
on Brean beach late on Saturday afternoon
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