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Stranded mother and children rescued from Somerset beach

  • The incident happened on Brean beach in Somerset yesterday afternoon 
  • BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards were called to the beach at 4.45pm where the Ford’s wheels had sunk into soft sand down the beach 
  • The family were carried to safety by members of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard 
  • Due to incoming tide, nearby Brean farmer was called in to help free the vehicle 

A farmer helped to rescue a family of four, who were left stranded on a beach, when their car got stuck as the tide moved in.

The incident happened on Brean beach in Somerset yesterday afternoon and involved a mother and her three children.  

BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards were called to the beach at 4.45pm where the Ford’s wheels had sunk into soft sand a quarter of a mile down the beach.

A farmer helped to rescue a family of four, who were left stranded on a beach, when their car got stuck as the tide moved in

The incident happened on Brean beach in Somerset yesterday afternoon and involved a mother and her three children

The incident happened on Brean beach in Somerset yesterday afternoon and involved a mother and her three children

The family were carried to safety by members of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard’s Mud Team, assisted by BARB’s volunteers.

Given the state of the fast-incoming tide, a nearby Brean farmer was called in to help free the vehicle.

BARB securely attached its safety ropes to the vehicle before the tractor pulled the vehicle free.

Burnham Coastguard Officer Dave Welland said: ‘It was initially unknown whether there were still passengers inside, but when it became clear that there were, a team of Coastguards was sent alongside BARB.’

‘Several Coastguard Mud Technicians with stretchers walked out to the car to remove the three children and an adult inside.’

‘As it happened the sand was good all the way up to the car – the sand only gave way to the weight of the car.

BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards were called to the beach at 4.45pm where the Ford's wheels had sunk into soft sand a quarter of a mile down the beach

BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards were called to the beach at 4.45pm where the Ford’s wheels had sunk into soft sand a quarter of a mile down the beach

The family were carried to safety by members of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard's Mud Team, assisted by BARB's volunteers

The family were carried to safety by members of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard’s Mud Team, assisted by BARB’s volunteers

Given the state of the fast-incoming tide, a nearby Brean farmer was called in to help free the vehicle

Given the state of the fast-incoming tide, a nearby Brean farmer was called in to help free the vehicle

‘We assisted the family out of the car and helped to bring the children back to the safety of the beach.

‘A local farmer was also contacted and his tractor was used to tow the vehicle from the mud before the incoming tide could reach it.

‘We always suggest that motorists stay on the hard sand at the top of the beach.

‘The occupants did the correct thing in staying in the vehicle until help arrived to safely rescue them.’ 

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