Range Rover gets stuck on Suffolk beach
PUBLISHED: 09:17 29 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:34 30 July 2018
A Range Rover ended up in the sea after the vehicle got stuck on a Suffolk beach.
Police sent a recovery vehicle to the scene shortly after 10pm on Friday night, after receiving reports of a car stuck on the beach near Undercliff Road West in Felixstowe.
A woman had entered a seaside shop to report she was having difficulty with her vehicle, and needed it to be towed from the water.
A spokesperson for Suffolk police said the recovery operation had been unsuccessful, but that it would take a specialist vehicle to fully remove the car from the sea. He added that the specialist vehicle would have to be arranged by the owner and their insurance company.
The spokesperson also confirmed that nobody was injured in the incident.
Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team liaised with Suffolk Constabulary to ensure the safety of the public and check for any pollution while attempts to recover the vehicle were made.
The Range Rover has since been rescued, however onlookers have described seeing recovery vans getting stuck trying to rescue it.
Witnesses said vehicles dispatched to retrieve the 4x4 from the sea near Felixstowe pier got into difficulty on the beach as they tried to pull the stranded vehicle out of the water.
Footage taken by onlookers shows teams trying to move one of the vans after it appeared to become stuck.
Despite the setback, those who came to help haul the Range Rover out of the water have managed to drag it onto the beach successfully.
People who came to watch cheered as the teams managed to lift the vehicle out to safety.
A witness who saw the drama unfold said: “One police officer on the scene said the car had been submerged in the water twice for two high tides.
“It certainly attracted quite an audience all around.”