20 Apr #21 – VEHICLE IN WATER – 20/04/2019
Our volunteers were called out at 7.36 pm by Coastguards (on our second call-out of the night) to reports of a transit van stranded on Brean beach with a rapidly-incoming tide around it.
BARB’s crew members made their way to the beach and confirmed that there were no occupants inside. Unfortunately, due to the state of the tide, the vehicle could not be safely retrieved.
Once it was confirmed that the owner had been located by the beach warden and was safely away from the vehicle, BARB’s crews were stood down by Coastguards.
A key safety message here is to always check the tide times before driving onto local beaches. Speak to the beach warden if you are unsure.