Vehicle cut off by tide at Heysham with water up to the windscreen

Morecambe Coastguard Rescue Team are warning people not to go onto the beach with their vehicles after one was cut off by the tide at Heysham.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 10:36 am

Morecambe Coastguard were called out during the evening on May 7 to reports of a vehicle stuck in the mud by Ocean Edge Holiday Park.

When the team arrived the vehicle was seen to be stuck in a gully and the tide was up to the windscreen.

Morecambe Coastguard sent two rescue officers, kitted up with dry suits and personal floatation devices and on a tether held by two other rescue officers, to make their way to the vehicle to confirm that no one was inside the vehicle and collect the vehicle details.

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A vehicle was cut off by the tide on the beach by Ocean Edge Holiday Park. Picture by Amber May.

As nobody was at the vehicle and no life was in danger, the Coastguard Team stood down.

A spokesman for Morecambe Coastguard said: "We advise people to refrain from going out onto the beach with their vehicles, especially with an incoming tide and if you are not familiar with the area as there are plenty of places to get your vehicle stuck and put you in danger."