Camper van towed to safety on Berrow beach

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 October 2011

The camper van being towed to safety

The camper van being towed to safety


A CAMPER van had to be towed to safety after becoming stuck on Berrow's beach yesterday afternoon.

The owner of the Hymer camper van alerted Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) after the wheels of his vehicle became stuck in soft sand on the beach.

The charity was called to the scene, and volunteers managed to pull the camper van free within a short time.

The vehicle’s owner, Portishead resident Mike Bale said: “I am very grateful for their prompt help.

“I have been coming to Berrow and Brean for many years and have never got stuck before - I was taken by surprise at just how quickly the wheels sank into the soft sand.”

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