A car was recovered from the sea at Brean after it became stranded in the sea by the incoming tide on Saturday evening (May 4th).

Crews from Burnham Coastguard and BARB Search & Rescue were called to the beach next to Brean Down just after 7.30pm where the vehicle – a Seat Leon – had become stuck.

A BARB spokesman said: “Our crews were called to Brean beach at 7.39pm by Coastguards after a car had become stranded in the sea by the incoming tide. The vehicle’s driver had been on a walk and was unaware that the sea would surround the vehicle.”

“The beach warden raised the alarm and crews from Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team and BARB were called to assist with scene safety and in towing the car up the beach to a safe place, once the tide had receded, for it to be taken away by a commercial recovery service shortly after 10pm, thereby avoiding anyone putting themselves in danger.”

“The emotional driver was very grateful for our assistance, and thanked the teams.”

The beach warden had searched Brean Down for the driver, making loud speaker warnings from his truck to try and find the driver, and she was eventually found.

Warnings about the tide times are posted at the entrance onto Brean beach, as pictured below. The beach warden warns that motorists should check the tide times before using the beach.

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