Published: January 30, 2010
Couple's shock as car becomes stranded on Brean beach

The 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).

Richard 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.

Jane told "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 car."

She 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 key."

"Much 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."

The grateful couple also made a donation to BARB towards its costs.

Pictured are beach warden Dave Furber and BARB's team during the drama on Brean beach late on Saturday afternoon


Official BARB Web site


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