Family wave goodbye to BMW washed out to sea after being left parked on Cornwall beach

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ST AGNES BEACH: The tide washed family's BMW out to sea. CREDIT: @Murphsinoz Twitter

A family were forced to wave goodbye to their BMW which was washed out to sea after they left it parked on a beach in Cornwall overnight.

WITNESSES claim the silver BMW had been abandoned on St Agnes beach, but the shocked family returned the following morning to find their car immersed in water.

One resident who lives nearby, Esther Chase had gone for a swim around 7am yesterday morning (Friday, September 4) and saw the car was being “tossed about by waves”.

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She believes the owners of the vehicle “had driven down in the night and tried to turn around in the beach but got caught by the incoming tide”.

The vehicle, which was towed away by a breakdown recovery driver a few hours later, is now a write-off and is registered to a man from Falmouth.

It was “floating around like a boat” and full of seaweed’, said the recovery driver.


Tourists were advised against travelling to Devon and Cornwall last week as flash flooding had caused major problems and delays on the roads.

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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