Coastguard called into action after 4x4 gets stuck on Elmer beach

The Littlehampton Coastguard Rescue Team responded to the incident after several 999 calls.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 1:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 9:22 am

The Littlehampton Coastguard Rescue Team responded to reports of people attempting to recover a vehicle stuck on Elmer beach on Saturday (June 5).

A spokesperson for the service said that, once the team arrived, the tide had come in, making it impossible to retrieve the vehicle. “Thankfully” they added “there were no persons inside or at risk which was our immediate concern.”

The vehicle, which the spokesperson said was a launch vehicle for a local yacht club had become stuck in the soft sand and had resisted any attempts to dislodge it.

By the time the team reached the vehicle, the tide had come in.

Having assessed the pollution risk, the team acted as safety cover while members of the sailing club attached anchors.

In a coastal emergency, members of the public should call 999 and ask for the coastguard.