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Moment AA van gets stuck on the beach while trying to rescue another sand-trapped motor


THIS is the moment an AA van got stuck while it was trying to recover a car from a popular beach.

A group of people were spotted at around 10am attempting to free both vehicles on June 19 from the sand on Porth Beach in Newquay, Cornwall.

It took around 30 to 45 minutes to rescue both vehicles, an eye witness said

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It took around 30 to 45 minutes to rescue both vehicles, an eye witness saidCredit: BPM

Photos taken at the scene show the AA driver, along with a group of people, trying to dig out the van from the sand.

While just a few feet away next to it is what looks like a white Ford C-Max which is also stuck on the beach.

One witness, Lisa Hammond, said it took the group a “good half an hour to 45 minutes” to free both vehicles.

Ms Hammond added that this was not the first time this had happened and said a sign needed “to be put in place” on the beach.

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“It took about eight people to finally push them out of the sand”, she told Cornwall Live. “They pushed out the AA van first and then the car.

“It’s time for a really big sign to be put in place because I do think a warning is needed as it’s happening frequently.

“It’s the second AA truck that’s got stuck in the past month and the last one needed a tow truck to get it out.”

During the Easter holidays a blue Volkswagen Transporter van got stuck on Porth Beach and needed half a dozen people to free it.

Just a few days before that a Mazda also got trapped on the same beach.

In just one year more than a dozen cars were rescued from Great Western Beach in Newquay, the outlet reports, which led to Cornwall Council looking at installing Dead End signs on the road leading to the beach.

Locals near Porthcurno beach, west Cornwall, were left fuming earlier this month due to nuisance drivers where some motors were dumped in the middle of the road.

The situation – which has raged for years – is now so out of hand that residents argue lives could be at put risk after a coastguard was reportedly unable to get past the parked cars.

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Twitter feed Porthcurno Today, which regularly comments on the carnage next to the popular tourist spot, shared pictures of the wall of cars.

They slammed: “Predatory Parkers at #Porthcurno today, just before HM Coastguard vehicle went down the road with sirens on.”

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