photos: Stranded beach survey team rescued on Berrow Beach
survey team had to be rescued on Berrow beach this morning (Thursday)
after getting trapped in thick mud.
District Council's beach manager called on the help of Burnham-based
rescue charity BARB to reach the stranded vehicle, which was near
the Berrow shipwreck, shortly before 11am.
Nissan Nirvana became stuck while carrying out surveying work
on behalf of the Environment Agency.
BARB Operations Manager Mike Lowe told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "BARB's
tractor was used to haul the vehicle out of the mud and up the
beach to safety. The incident again demonstrated the dangers of
driving on soft sand on beaches in the Burnham area."
vehicles like this are not retrieved, there is a strong likelihood
that people will put their safety at risk by wading out across
the mud to reach it."
vehicle's owner made a donation to BARB to
cover its costs.
Official BARB Web site