Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

The moment a pick-up truck started sinking on picturesque island beach

Post Thumbnail

Villagers battled for hours to rescue a pickup vehicle sinking on a picturesque beach in the Western Isles.

Cockle pickers drove their 4×4 up onto the sands but it sank up to its axle at Seilebost, one of the most stunning stretches of beach in Scotland.

The driver raised the alarm, fearing the pristine beach and a nearby salmon pool on the Luskentyre estuary would be polluted by leaking fuel if the tide came in and swamped the truck.

But with the tide coming in, the vehicle wouldn’t budge and a crowd of villagers turned out to help the local volunteer coastguard rescue team try and shift the vehicle on to the shore.

Until late on Wednesday night they all worked at digging the vehicle out.

A spokesman for HM Coastguard said Stornoway coastguards received a call around 6.30pm reporting a vehicle was bogged down on the beach at Seilibost on the west coast of Harris.

Planks were laid across the sand to give some traction and eventually the pickup was safely recovered.

Local teenager, Anish Toor, was amongst the squad hauling it out.

He took a photo as the vehicle owner wanted to highlight the hazards.

Anish urged: “Please don’t take your vehicles on the sands at Luskentyre / Seilibost.

“After three and a half hours, most of the Borve lodge estate staff, a lot of men and boys from the village and surrounding area, it is finally out.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]