Family’s fish and chips dinner on beach leads to lifeboat rescue

PUBLISHED: 15:45 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:45 03 January 2018

The 4x4 is towed away from Hemsby beach.
Picture: Hemsby Lifeboat

The 4x4 is towed away from Hemsby beach. Picture: Hemsby Lifeboat


A family had to be rescued from a Norfolk beach after their car got stuck by a lifeboat station.

The family drove a 4x4 onto the beach at Hemsby on Tuesday night to have a fish and chip dinner and were rescued by the local independent lifeboat station at about 23.35pm.

A post on the Hemsby station’s Facebook page said: “A 4x4 with family onboard decided to drive onto the beach for a fish and chip supper, only to find that they got stuck.

“The lifeboat crew responded as the 4x4 was blocking access to the beach, stopping the lifeboat from launching if required.

“We used our launch tractor initially but the 4x4 would not budge as it was stuck in ‘diff lock’ so a recovery low-loader was called.

“The moral of the story, do not venture onto a beach in a 4x4 at night with children as you could end up with more on your ‘plate’ and being ‘battered’ by the elements.”

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