rescued on Brean beach after driver tries to reach sea
motorist was rescued after getting stuck on Brean beach on Saturday
(September 29th) while attempting to drive across the mudflats
to reach the sea.
beachwarden raised the alarm just after mid-day when the stranded
silver Mitsubishi Shogun, pictured here, was spotted half a mile
out from the beach.
from BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) were called to the scene
and a tractor was used to haul the vehicle and its grateful owner
driver, Martin Buckland from Bloxwich in the West Midlands, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "With my 4x4, I thought I could drive
down to the sea, but my wheels sank into the mud just as I was
about to turn round."
was very grateful for the help of the rescue crew. I'm embarrassed
that it happened."
Buckland made a substantial donation to BARB to cover its expenses.
BARB spokesman said: "This incident serves as a fresh reminder
about the dangers of venturing into the mud along Brean beach.
Our advice is to heed the warning signs and stay on the hard sand
at the top of the beach."