brings in recovery service to remove stuck car at Berrow
sports car that was stranded in mud on Berrow beach for five days
was finally pulled free by a commercial recovery service on Thursday
District Council hired a commercial recovery service from Weston
to pull the stranded Toyota Celica from the mudfats, which initially
became stranded last Saturday.
bill could not be paid by the car's owner, so the council decided
that it would step in and foot the charge.
council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Obviously,
Weston Recovery would not perform the operation without payment.
In the interim, Sedgemoor District Council has paid, but shall
immediately be invoicing the owner and/or his insurers to recover
was felt this was the most pragmatic way forward, otherwise the
car could have remained on the beach for some long while, whilst
the owner arranged for its removal. We would urge all visitors
to take heed of the safety notices."
recovery of the car took place on Thursday afternoon before it
was then taken away for scrap. Ten tides had covered the vehicle
since it had got into diffculty last Saturday, and a large quantity
of mud and sludge had to be removed from inside the car before
it could be taken away.