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WATCH: Bettystown beachgoers unite to save car from incoming tide

Story by Gavan Becton

Sunday, 18th June, 2017 2:35pm

WATCH: Bettystown beachgoers unite to save car from incoming tide

Kind-hearted sunbathers came together to rescue a car from the incoming tide at Bettystown beach yesterday.

The seafront drama happened as the Meath coastline along with the rest of the country enjoyed sweltering tempertaures.

The tide is known to come in pretty fast at Bettystown and eagle-eyed sunbathers spotted the abandoned Nissan Micra in the path of rushing seawater.

A window needed to be broken to release the handbrake before up to two dozen local heroes took began pushing the car to safety. At one point the rescuers even physically lifted the car to push it in a different direction to get it free from the rising waters.


Martha Kelly captured the drama and posted on Facebook. "When someone decides to leave the car and go off for a walk and the tide comes in. Fair play to all that saved the car."

Well done to all involved. 

If you were the owner of the saved car, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us on 0469079615

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