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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 July 2006, 13:29 GMT 14:29 UK
Brand new Land Rover lost to mud
Land Rover stuck in mud at Berrow Beach, Somerset
Rescue teams failed to pull the vehicle free of the mud
A brand new 4x4 vehicle was lost to the sea after being sucked into quicksand on a Somerset beach.

The Land Rover had been driven on to the mudflats at Berrow Beach, before sinking into the ground on Tuesday.

Local rescue teams tried to pull it free, but were instead sucked into the mud themselves.

The rescue truck was eventually pulled out, but the Land Rover could not be freed from the sand and had to be abandoned to the incoming tide.

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