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Van becomes submerged on Brean Beach after driver "misjudges" tide

Photo: BARB Search & Rescue

A van that became stuck at Brean Beach after being submerged by the tide has been removed safely.

Burnham’s BARB Search & Rescue team say the driver "misjudged the tide and left the vehicle parked on the beach near Brean Cove while going for a walk without realising it would be surrounded."

The vehicle rapidly vanished under the incoming sea water on Saturday 20 April.

An onlooker called Coastguards and the team from Burnham’s BARB Search & Rescue was called to the scene. Credit: BARB Search & Rescue

The following day police had to seal off the area around the Transit Van after several beachgoers reported a strong smell of leaking fuel.

Credit: BARB Search & Rescue

The van was safely removed on Sunday 21 April.