Rescue teams attend the scene. Time and tide wait for no man – even if he’s only popped off for a picnic in the sun. Because when Andy Laird returned from a picnic to collect his car, he found his Vauxhall Corsa submerged in the sea. See NTI story NTISUNK. The teenager had failed to check the tide times before leaving his car at the beach in Burnham-on-Sea. The 19-year-old returned from a walk up the nearby Brean Down to find the vehicle caught in the tide. The beach warden and a team from rescue charity Burnham Area Rescue Boat were called. They ensured no-one was stuck inside or putting themselves at risk trying to reach the vehicle, while helping with its retrieval. It has now prompted a warning to visitors with cars to check tide times before driving onto beaches.

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