20, 2013 Safety
warning issued after car gets stranded by incoming tide at Brean
fresh safety warning has been issued to motorists to check tide
times before driving onto beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea area after
the driver of this car got caught out on Saturday evening (July
Vauxhall Corsa parked on Brean beach became inundated by the incoming
tide shortly after 5pm when its owner had walked onto Brean Down
for a picnic.
beach warden and a crew from Burnham-based rescue charity BARB
were called to the scene to ensure no-one was stuck inside or
was putting themselves at risk trying to reach the vehicle.
A BARB spokesman said: "We always advise motorists
to check the tide times before driving onto our local beaches
and to heed warning signs and not take unnecessary risks. We have
a wonderful coastline that can be safely enjoyed by holidaymakers
and locals alike if used sensibly."
car's owner, Andy Laird, 19, from Walsall in the West Midlands,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was up on the Down enjoying a
picnic and forgot about the tide coming in. It was a shock to
come back and find the car had been surrounded by the sea. I am
grateful to BARB and the beach warden's help."
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