Mini rescued at Slapton Sands after driving over edge onto the beach

A four-wheeled rescue mission had to be carried out on a Devon beach this evening after a car overshot the road and ended up on the sand instead of tarmac. Pictures taken at Slapton Sands show a silver Mini on the beach and recovery trucks at the scene trying to get the vehicle back onto the road that runs along its edge. Several people can also be seen around the car as the rescue operation is carried out.

It ended up requiring two recovery trucks to help get the Mini off the beach with the second one having a crane to winch it off. Eyewitnesses at the beach said that “everyone in the car seemed to be alright” following the somewhat clumsy episode. You can stay up to date on the top news near you with our FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page

One eyewitness, who wished to stay anonymous, said: “I was walking down the beach and it had already happened by the time I got there. “The first recovery truck turned up about 10 minutes later and a second recovery truck with a crane showed up eventually.

A recovery truck with a crane was required to get the car off Slapton Beach in DevonA recovery truck with a crane was required to get the car off Slapton Beach

“There were no calls to police, just to South Hams District Council as someone came to take down some signs so the recovery truck could fit into the car park. “All four wheels are back on the road and everyone seems fine.”

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