box freed after getting stuck in soft sand on Brean beach
horse box became stuck in soft sand on Brean beach on Sunday afternoon
lady driver from Bristol had parked at the top of the beach on the
soft sand where its wheels had become stuck.
horse box, pictured here, was freed with the help of other horse
riders and members of public using spades and pushing.
volunteers from BARB Search & Rescue were also called to help
and were on their way from Burnham-On-Sea before being stood down
Dave Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The driver thanked everyone
for their help and was relieved to be out of the sand."
added: "If bringing horse boxes onto the beach during the winter
I would advise owners to park on the firm sand near the top of the
beach and to bring some small planks of wood to lay down under your
careful of the soft sand at the top of the beach which collects
when the wind blows - it is easy to get into difficulty."
mid-March there are only beach wardens working at Brean on Saturdays,
Sundays, Boxing Day and New Year's Day between 11am and 4.30pm.
There are no beach wardens working at Berrow beach until the end
of the public who see anyone in difficulty or that they feel is
dangerous should call the Coastguard on 999."