23, 2017 Video
& Photos: Stuck 4x4 rescued from mud on Burnham beach
stranded 4x4 was rescued on Sunday afternoon (January 22nd) after
getting stuck in mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach.
from Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard and BARB Search & Rescue were
called to the beach near Maddock's Slade at 3.40pm where a Nissan
Navarna had become trapped in thick mud.
crew used spades and boards to try and free the vehicle, working
alongside Burnham Coastguards, and a tractor from Burnham Boat Owners
Association was also called to pull out the vehicle.
owner, Jamie Angell from Bridgwater, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I've
only had the vehicle for a couple of weeks and wanted to drive the
family along the beach, but I hit a soft patch and the wheels got
was very grateful to the crews for helping me out and am embarrassed
to have got stuck," he added.
Coastguard Station Officer Dave Welland added: "Access for
vehicles on Burnham beach is only allowed for those with launch
permits - there are many patches of soft sand and mud where vehicles
and people can easily get stuck. Heed the warning signs and stay
on the hard sand at the top of the beach."
A BARB spokesman added that fortunately the tide was going out
at the time or the incident could have been a more serious.
Our photos show the incident underway on Sunday afternoon with
crews at the scene getting the vehicle out of the mud, with crews
parked on the beach nearby.
The vehicle was finally pulled out of the mud by tractor.
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