Motorist Makes Dramatic Escape After Car Caught Out by Tide on English Coast

A motorist made a dramatic escape after returning to find her car caught by the tide at the English coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe on March 29.

Video recorded by Gary Pearson shows the woman driving her silver Volvo through the rising seawater and back toward dry land.

The woman told local media that she had found the car in knee-deep water after returning from a coastal walk with her dogs.

“I had just come back from my walk and found the car surrounded by water. I normally check tide times, but this time I didn’t for some reason. I didn’t realise the car park actually flooded there,” she told North Norfolk News.

“I was terrified. I had a bit of a meltdown. I ran as fast as I could through the water which had come up to my knees. But the car was fine and the dogs were fine,” she added. Credit: Gary Pearson via Storyful