A car has been trapped by the tide at Margate

Stuck. Photo Gary Taylor

The Coastguard is at the scene of a car stranded in the water off Margate beach.

The car was being used in an attempt to tow in a boat when it became stuck in the water as the tide started to come in.

A spokesman for the Coastguard confirmed the call out, adding: “We have sent a coastguard rescue team to ensure the safety of the public.”

He added that people should check tide times and the weather before undertaking coastal activities.

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Cllr Gary Taylor was at the scene. He said: “It was trying to tow a boat in by RNLI station. It looks like the sea may have won though.”