The RV owners were caught off guard by the fast-flowing tide, so they had to enlist the help of 4×4 and tractor owners to use a winch to free them
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Owners of an RV parked on a sandy beach sounded the alarm when their RV got stuck, leaving them helpless as the tide came in.
Eyewitnesses say that the beach was full of sunbathers when the people on it suddenly noticed that the sea was getting closer to the van.
When they tried to move, the wheels spun helplessly, causing them to call for help from those nearby.
When a 4×4 couldn’t help, a tractor was called to pull him out of the waves that were lapping at his tires.
People at the scene said those in the vehicle were shocked at what happened.
North Wales Live reported one person, who said: “They noticed the tide was coming in and tried to move the camper van but it got stuck.
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“An attempt was made to pull it out before the water reached it, but that didn’t work.
“I don’t know how it never swam away before the tractor arrived and managed to pull it free.”
The incident happened at Black Rock Sands, an open, wide beach about three miles long.
Low tide reveals caves and rock pools teeming with marine life.
Unusually, it is one of the few beaches that vehicles can drive onto.
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It is a popular place for families and also for those with boats and watercraft that have a special zone for their launch.
A spokesman for Gwynedd Council, which runs a seasonal patrol service on the beach, said: “Although there are signs posted along the beach warning of various hazards, we advise motorists entering and parking on the beach not to leave their vehicles unattended during high tide to permit .
“The tide at Morfa Bychan ebbs a considerable distance seaward. Due to the geography of the beach, the incoming tide rises relatively quickly on this gently sloping beach and it is therefore always advisable to park above the high tide mark and not drive to the water’s edge.
“Soft sand along the beach and near the water’s edge can cause a vehicle to become stuck.”
It’s not the first time vehicles on the popular beach have been caught in the tide. The last reported incident of a trapped vehicle at the site occurred last July 2021 when a stuck 4×4 driver reportedly ignored warnings from wardens .
A witness said: “He was told to move but left too late.
“Then he was advised to give it up but he took it upon himself to try to come across but it didn’t work.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/holidaymakers-watch-horror-campervan-parked-26817433 Holidaymakers watch in horror as a campervan parked on the beach gets stuck in a rising tide