A stranded car was towed to safety after getting stuck in soft sand on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Tuesday (September 17th).

A team from BARB Search & Rescue was called to the northern end of Burnham’s main beach shortly after 3pm.

The beach warden raised the alarm after seeing the Ford stuck in sand at the Maddock’s Slade beach entrance, as pictured here.

A spokesman said: “BARB’s volunteers were called out at 3.09pm to a stranded car stuck in soft sand on Burnham beach.”

“The driver had asked a local resident if she could drive onto the beach because the gate was open – she’d been told that it was fine. However, once she got onto the sand she realised it wasn’t the beach she usually uses and found her wheels had sunk into the soft sand.

“BARB used its winch and ‘waffle boards’ to quickly free the vehicle. The owner was very grateful and made a donation towards our charity’s work.”

Only emergency services and council vehicles are allowed to drive onto Burnham-On-Sea beach at the Maddock’s Slade entrance.