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2013-07-23 10:17

GOING FOR A SWIM: British teen Andy Laird left his Opel Corsa parked on a beach and returned to find it unsurprisingly trapped by the tide. Image: Youtube

BREAN DOWN, England - A British teen found a little more than he bargained for when he returned from a picnic on the beach, only to find his car submerged in the sea.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, 19-year-old Andy Laird had failed to check the tide before leaving his Opel Corsa at the beach in Burnham-on-Sea, England.

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Laird was returning from a walk up the nearby Brean Down to find his vehicle caught in the tide. Life-guards and a rescue charity team from the Burnham Area Rescue Boat were called in to help retrieve the vehicle.

Visitors have been warned to check tide times before driving onto beaches.

'I CAN SMELL THE OXIDATION'

YouTube commenters had the following to say:

Vxskater01 said: "I can smell the salty oxidation already"

Peter4101 said: "Someone who apparently doesn’t know about tides."

Shaurz said: "Who would park on a beach?"

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