warning after car is submerged by incoming tide on Brean beach
fresh safety warning has been issued to motorists to check tide
times before driving onto beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea area after
this car became the latest to get stranded last night (Friday,
Ford Focus estate became inundated by the incoming tide shortly
before 6.30pm when its owner walked off onto Brean Down for a
trip to the fort.
beach warden searched for the owner without luck while the high
tide completely surrounded the vehicle, as pictured here.
warden Dave Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This latest
incident serves as another warning about checking the high tide
times before driving onto the beach and heeding warning signs."
car's owner, who is from Devizes in Wiltshire, was shocked to
find the vehicle with pools of water around it when he returned
later in the evening.
other vehicles have got stuck this year. A car
was rescued on April 13th and a separate incident on March
9th saw a tractor
pull a stranded car from the mud. There was a further incident
on April 20th when a family's
vehicle got into difficulty and another car also got stuck
on May 27th, as reported here.