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Got that sinking feeling! Tide swamps digger that got stuck on a beach

Got that sinking feeling! Rescue mission fails as tide swamps digger that got stuck on a beach… while trying to move a stranded truck

  • The digger was sent to the front to save a truck from the incoming tide at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset 
  • While the truck was eventually moved, the digger got stuck instead and remained in place even today
  • Pictures show that police were called, who warned onlookers that they should not stand and watch 

A rescue mission that was launched after a digger became stuck on a beach while trying to save a stranded truck from the incoming tide, has failed. 

The digger was sent to the front at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset yesterday to help retrieve a tipper truck that got stuck.

The rescue of the truck has been successful as it has since been moved but the digger got stranded. 

It remained in place today after recovery attempts were abandoned and eventually got swamped by the tide. 

The digger got stuck at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset while trying to move a stranded truck

Pictures show that police were called, who warned onlookers that they should not stand and watch. 

Weston-super-Mare and Worle Neighbourhood Policing said: ‘The Town Centre Team are currently dealing with a stranded digger on the beach.

‘Please do not gather to see what’s going on as you will be moved on.’

The incident has attracted hundreds of comments on social media.

One person said: ‘Well that was silly…’

Another added: ‘That’s going to cost!’ 

Someone commented ‘That’s quite sad now’ while another one joked ‘The beach was hungry’. 

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