car remains stranded on Berrow beach after mud incident
sports car remains stranded on Berrow beach today (Wednesday)
after its owner became stuck while driving across the mudflats
at the weekend.
22 year-old driver from Bristol escaped unhurt as the tide reached
it, but the vehicle could not be retrieved before it was submerged
and then sank into the mud.
Toyota Celica first got into difficulty on Saturday evening when
the motorist attempted to drive through the deep mud. His wheels
quickly sank and he unsuccessfully tried to push it free.
BARB Search & Rescue was called to the scene on Sunday morning,
but it was not possible to recover the car safely.
District Council, which manages Berrow Beach, says it is now in
discussions with the car owner to arrange for it to be removed.
The council's Resorts Manager Graham Newing told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We have spoken with the gentleman involved, who is arranging
incident, which is one of several that have occurred this year
along the coastline, raises fresh questions about the safety of
vehicles on the beaches.
The car is being 'swallowed' by the mud on the beach as tides
The car first became submerged in the sea on Saturday evening.
The car is several hundred metres from the top of the beach.