/Car dramatically gets stuck on Blackpool beach as Storm Brendan batters the UK

Car dramatically gets stuck on Blackpool beach as Storm Brendan batters the UK

Footage shows the moment a car is dramatically submerged in water on Blackpool beach.

The black Vauxhall became stuck during high-tide and had to be rescued from the sea on Tuesday afternoon.

The car was filmed floating in the choppy sea near New South Promenade as Storm Brendan continued to cause havoc in parts of the UK.

Luckily, the driver made their way to safety with their dog but were unable to rescue the car before the incoming tide began to overtake the vehicle.

A spokeswoman said the driver abandoned it before coastguards arrived at around noon on January 14 but the team has to wait until the tide had gone back before the car could be retrived.

Coastguards quickly arrived at the scene
(Image: LythamCG/PA Wire)

Lytham and Fleetwood Coastguard teams launched the rescue mission after a car was reported stuck in the sand.

It is not known why the car, which was parked close to a slip-way, had been driven on to the beach.

A spokesperson for the coastguard said: “Just after midday yesterday (January 14) the Lytham St Annes Coastguard Rescue Team and the Fleetwood Coastguard Rescue Team attended a report of a car stuck in the sand during rising tide at Starr Gate in Blackpool.

“The driver of the car was out of the vehicle and safe.

The driver and his dog managed to reach safety
(Image: Lytham Coastguard Rescue Teams / SWNS)

“The high tide meant it wasn’t possible to remove the car straight away and therefore the coastguard teams kept an eye on the situation until the car was pulled from the sand by a tractor later in the day.”

This isn’t the only nuisance Storm Brendan has caused.

Greater Manchester was battered by rain and high winds earlier this week and in Berkshire, a massive section of an apartment building roof came crashing down.

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