Every day, without fail, the tides go in and out. While some people fail to understand why they rise and fall, others just completely forget that they exist at all. Like this teenager in Burnham-on-Sea in the UK who apparently decided to park as close to the water as possible during low tide. I can imagine colorful language that erupted when he came back to his submerged car 6 hours later at high tide.
Now you may think, well this was just a folly of youth. Think again, three MORE cars needed to be rescued later that week! And never forget the great Car Smorgasbord of 2009, where 5 cars where devoured by the slow crawl of an incoming ocean that day. Bristol Channel, where Burnham-on-Sea is located, is home to some of the largest tides in the world. This creates enormous mudflats that sometimes even people get stuck in and need to be rescued from the incoming tide.
For some reason, the local authorities seem regularly bust out the heavy machinery to rescue these swamped automobiles. Perhaps it’s to save the cars from total devastation and mitigate potential toxic fluid spills. But I have to ask, why not just wait 6 hours until the tide recedes again?