18 Jul #35 – STRANDED VEHICLE – 17/08/2019
BARB’s volunteers were tasked by the Coastguard to help free a stranded car in mud on Brean beach.
When we arrived on scene (after call-out #34) the car had been joined by a second vehicle which had attempted to tow the first one out.
Both were within a few feet of each other and both were stuck fast in the mud.
Our crew set about getting the cars ready to winch them out, while Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team advised those watching on to move to a safe distance to avoid any danger to them.
The BARB team then safely towed out the two vehicles, with help, avoiding them getting swamped by the incoming tide. The relieved owners of the vehicles thanked our volunteers, and gave BARB a donation towards its work.
Our advice is never to drive vehicles into soft sand or mud and to heed warning signs, staying on the hard sand at the top of the beach.
Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard in the event of any beach emergency — and BARB will be tasked if needed.