Incoming Redcar tide traps two cars in 90 minutes

The cars were rescued from the beach near the Majuba car park and the Marine Club at South Gare

Related Stories

Two cars were submerged by the incoming tide off Teesside within 90 minutes, the local lifeboat crew has said.

Redcar RNLI was called out at about 15:20 BST on Wednesday after a number of 999 calls reporting a car stuck in the sea with two people on its roof.

It was then called to another driver who had got into difficulties trying to put a speed boat on to its trailer.

Operations manager Dave Cocks said it "couldn't have been a worse day" with tides some of the year's highest.

Car in sea The coastguard received a number of calls reporting the trapped cars

"Fortunately, apart from a minor hand injury, no-one has come to any real harm - but the consequences could easily have been much more serious," he said.

The driver and passenger from the first car managed to reach the beach.

An RNLI tractor pulled the vehicle clear of the water to stop the owner trying to recover it himself and to avoid pollution from the vehicle's fuel tank.

Car in sea Only one of the people in the rescued cars was slightly injured

The second vehicle was almost submerged by the tide when the RNLI crew arrived.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tees



4 °C -1 °C


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.