A car had to be towed to safety after it got stuck in mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach this morning (Sunday).

The front wheels of the Volkswagen sank into soft sand and mud next to Burnham jetty while its owner attempted to recover a jet ski.

A tractor from rescue charity BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) was called and the vehicle was quickly hauled to safety.

Vehicle owner Martin Barnard said: “I have used the beach here many times before but misjudged the mud while trying to recover my jet ski. I was very grateful for the help of BARB.”

Mr Barnard made a donation to BARB to cover its costs. The charity assists with car rescues where there is concern that people may put themselves in danger by attempting to reach vehicles.

RELATED LINKS:

Official BARB Web site