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A van driver has been left feeling a little embarrassed this evening after his van became stuck on Ryde Sands, with an incoming tide fast approaching.

The White Ford Transit tipper van sunk into the sand just outside Ryde Harbour, becoming marooned as the tide started to head back in, surrounding the vehicle.

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20130706-201017.jpgRecovery experts Stag Lane Motors were called to the scene by Police to recover the vehicle from a rather unique position, with the assistance of the company’s 6-wheeled offroad vehicle equipped with a long and powerful winch.

UPDATE @ 20:05 – The vehicle has now been recovered from Ryde Sands and a large crowd of onlookers have dispersed.

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