‘Covidiot’ pensioner gets her mobility scooter stuck on beach sparking major rescue operation – The Sun

A PENSIONER has been branded a “covidiot” after driving her mobility scooter onto a beach before getting stuck in the sand – sparking a major rescue operation.

The woman headed out at around 12.20pm on Wednesday to enjoy the sunshine on one of the hottest days of the year.

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But a passer-by had to call 999 when she became stuck in the sand at Blackpool’s North Beach, Lancs.

Within 10 minutes, two vehicles from the Blackpool Beach Patrol attended the scene and pulled her scooter back onto the promenade.

Russ Holt, who witnessed the incident, said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes."

"As she was driving onto the sand someone tried to stop her and told her she’d get stuck, but she continued anyway."

“Her scooter just sunk into the sand and she couldn’t get out."

“Someone called the emergency services and luckily she was quickly pulled off the beach."

“I know she didn’t intend any harm but she clearly is a bit of a covidiot."

“It seems stupid to put added pressure on what is a voluntary service – especially during lockdown."

“She was laughing and clearly thought it was funny. I’m just pleased she was okay."


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