the way to do it!' Punch and Judy car rescued on town beach
RNLI came to the rescue of Punch and Judy on the town's beach
on Sunday (July 14th)!
and Judy entertainer 'Professor' Paul Wheeler had driven onto
the town's beach on Sunday morning to set up his popular show
featuring traditional seaside puppets Punch and Judy - however,
his car's wheels became stuck in the soft sand.
Burnham's lifeboat volunteers had just launched their lifeboat
during a training sesssion using the station's Softtrak launch
vehicle and it was used to winch the stricken car from the soft
pictured right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have been coming
down here since Easter and have always been told to steer clear
of the soft sand. Unfortunately, due to the recent weather, the
soft sand was worse than I expected and I became stuck. The RNLI
guys were absolutely first class."
spokesman Mike Lang added: "Although we wouldnt normally
use the RNLI equipment for vehicle recovery, we were on our way
back to the station during Sunday morning training and a steady
pull with our tractor winch was all that was needed. The incident
also added value to our training session."