Spring tides strand second car in a week in the sea at Brean
Spring tides have caught out a second motorist in the space of
a week on Brean beach.
family of four from Swindon was shocked to find their car surrounded
by the incoming tide on Saturday morning (April 19th) when they
parked up on the sands near Brean Down.
warden Dave Furber tried to find them on Brean Down as the high
tide swept in.
owner Iain Mazonowixz told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We'd parked
up on the beach and walked off without realising the tide was
still coming in."
was quite a shock when the beach warden found us and told us what
was happening - our car was completely surrounded by the sea."
rushed down and found some water had got in, but fortunately it's
not badly damaged."
relieved family, right, thanked the beach warden for his help.
were visiting Brean on a trip to celebrate a memorable 30th birthday
for Iain's wife, Elizabeth.
safety warnings about parking on the beach have been issued to
motorists in recent weeks. It comes after a car
was rescued on April 13th and a separate incident on March
9th where a tractor
pulled a stranded car from the mud.