call-out for rescue crews as car gets stuck on Burnham beach
Coastguards and BARB crewmembers were called out during the early
hours of Saturday morning (May 16th) to rescue a motorist stranded
on the town's beach.
Volkswagen car had been driven onto Burnham beach at Maddock's
Slade shortly after 2.30am and had become stuck in the soft sand.
young couple inside alerted Coastguards who requested the help
of BARB Search & Rescue's volunteers to tow the stranded vehicle
to safety before the incoming tide.
Officer Ian Jefferies said: "The couple had intended to drive
along the beach but quickly got into difficulty when the car's
wheels sank into the soft sand."
was an unusual call-out for us at this time of the night, and
we were grateful for the quick assistance of BARB."
were also called to investigate the incident, but no further action