Burnham-On-Sea's BARB rescues two stuck beach vehicles
fresh warning about the danger of driving on beaches along Burnham-On-Sea's
coastline has been issued after TWO vehicles became stranded over
Search & Rescue's volunteer crews were called out on Sunday
afternoon (January 21st) when a large Tribute campervan became stranded
in sand, which had been softened by a high tide and heavy rain.
driver had tried for an hour to free the vehicle but raised the
alarm when his front wheels sank deeper into the soft sand,"
said a BARB spokesman.
crew used spades and tow ropes to quickly tow the vehicle free and
the owner was very grateful for our help, providing a kind donation
to cover the charity's costs."
comes after a separate incident on Saturday afternoon when another
vehicle, a Peugeot Harmony sleeper, became stuck in soft sand on
nearby Brean beach. It too was towed to safety before the tide could
both these occasions, the drivers were unlucky to get stuck and
did the right thing in calling the Coastguard on realising they
were in difficulty before the tide could reach them," added
advice to motorists is always to stay on the hard sand at the top
of the beach parking areas at Brean and Berrow; to avoid areas of
soft sand and mud; to heed warning signs; and to check the tide
times in advance."
Sunday's incident underway on Berrow beach