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‘Morons’ slammed as car is driven onto beach at night and stranded in sand

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The coastguard found the vehicle wedged in the sand on Tuesday morning with the hapless motorist confirming they’d driven onto the beach the previous evening.

The incident unfolded in Portreath, Cornwall, where residents are fed up of similar occurences of late.

A spokesman for Portreath coastguard team told Cornwall Live: “We were tasked this morning to reports of a car stuck on the beach at Portreath. On arrival we confirmed that a car had become stuck in the sand after they had driven onto the beach last night in the dark.

“After their decision to camp overnight, a member of the public reported this on their morning walk. After attempting to free the vehicle with the police it was then decided to put the owner in contact with a local farmer, who gave up their time to come a retrieve the vehicle from the beach.

“The team issued some safety advice to the driver and pointed them in the direction of a more suitable parking spot. In trouble at the coast? Dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

People on social media were furious with the driver’s behaviour, branding them a “moron”.

One Facebook user said: “People really are thick as mince, aren’t they?”

Another posted: “Surely they should foot the bill of the rescue when it’s common sense not to drive onto a beach.”

A third wrote: “Idiots. Anybody who has the emergency services out for being stupid, like these morons, should be billed.”

Portreath is a small fishing port on Cornwall’s north coast. The two beaches there are popular with holidaymakers, who now can visit for overnight trips after lockdown restrictions were eased.

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