photos & video: Car saved from sea in race against tide at
car stranded in the sea at Brean was rescued by the beach warden
on Sunday evening after a race against time and tide.
owners of the Vauxhall Tigra convertible had gone for a walk along
Brean Down mid-afternoon and left their car on the beach, oblivious
to the fast-incoming tide.
6.30pm the sea had completely surrounded the vehicle and was still
coming in fast with the brisk onshore winds.
warden Kevin Williams then spotted the owner frantically running
down the steps of Brean Down, distressed at the sight of his car
in the water.
said: "I explained to them what was happening and said we'd
need to act quickly to save the car. They gave me the key and
I quickly rushed down and drove it out of the sea before it could
be covered any further. I was so pleased to have helped them."
crowd of onlookers cheered as the vehicle was driven away from
the beach by the beach warden. The couple who own the car, who
are from Bristol and wish to remain anonymous, said: "We
are very, very grateful to the beach warden for his help here."
The car was driven to safety by the beach warden at Brean