warning issued after stranded car is rescued on Brean beach
fresh warning has been issued about the dangers of driving in
mud on beaches in the Burnham-On-Sea area after a vehicle had
to be rescued on Brean beach on Sunday evening (March 9th).
beachwarden called out BARB Search & Rescue at 4pm when the
driver of a Ford Mondeo reported himself stuck 200 metres from
the beach with his partner and child inside.
volunteer crews were quickly on scene and BARB's tractor was used
to haul the stranded vehicle to safety," said a BARB spokesman.
owner, Joe Doyle from Highbridge, thanked the crews, saying: "I
didn't think I was far enough out to get stuck. We'd been driving
along the beach and suddenly the wheels got stuck - it's certainly
taught us a lesson and we are very grateful to the beachwarden
and BARB for their help."
warden Dave Furber added: "This is the first vehicle to get
stuck here this year and we hope it serves as a warning to other
motorists about the dangers of driving on soft sand and mud."
advice is to keep to the hard sand at the top of the beach in
the designated parking areas. Fortunately, the tide was not coming
in at the time or the vehicle could have been lost."