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TRACTOR STRANDED ON CLEETHORPES BEACH
10:00 - 31 July 2008

Now heres what you don't want to be doing;-


Cleethorpes Beach Safety got an awful sinking feeling after their tractor got stuck out at sea.:help:

The incident took place between 1pm and 1.30pm on the North Promenade beach yesterday.

As the sun beat down :sun: and holidaymakers enjoyed ice-creams :icecream: and sandcastles, the Beach Safety team was having a tug-of-war with one of its vehicles stranded close to the waterline.
Initially, one of the "Gator" green buggies had become caught in the marshy area of the sand.

The team sent out one of the tractors, which pulls the beach rake, on a rescue mission - only for it to become stuck too! :help:




The council tractor and surf rake stuck in the incoming tide on the Cleethorpes seafront, as caught on camera by a local person.

A road vehicle towed the Gator to safety, :victory: but as the tide came in, Beach Safety had no alternative but to "abandon tractor" and watch it sink beneath the waves. :giveup: :oops:

And the dramatic scenes were caught on camera by the local reader.

The resort manager for Cleethorpes, said: "This incident was regrettable and we will put measures in place to prevent it happening again.



Almost gone! The tide is all but over the tractor and rake.

"It was unfortunate that the rake became stuck during an effort to free another vehicle from the mud, however, we are optimistic that our garage services team will be able to repair any damage caused by the rake being submerged by the sea because this type of equipment is designed to operate in a beach and salt water environment."

He said the terrain was difficult at times: :eek:hnoes: "Where they got stranded there is boulder clay. It's very marshy mud."

But local traders had nothing but praise for the Beach Safety crew.

A local businessman saw the incident develop: "They really do a good job in looking after the beach and make sure they keep it clean - they are very conscientious."
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Blimey wondered what i kept getting snagged on...lol
 

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Actually, the lads involved are very keen and helpful to the public. I feel sorry for the driver --- he will have a wet ar*e for ages!!!
 
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