A DOUBLE driver had to be rescued from a Scottish island after he drove onto a white sand beach and suffered got stuck.
The woman was photographed standing next to a green Mini Cooper stranded on Horgabost Beach on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides week.
The local coastguard team and the fire service had to be called to try and free the motor from the deep white water sand.
However, after a run of bad luck, the car was covered with a protective cover until a tractor could drive up and clamp it down outside.
Scots attack motorist and call him ‘absolute idiot’ for driving onto beach in first hour place.
On Friday, HM Coastguard – Western Isles, Skye and Lochaber posted an image of the stranded care on social media.
They wrote: “Incidents week ending August 19 On Wednesday 17th, the Harris Coastguard Rescue Team and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were tasked with removing a vehicle stuck on Horgabost Beach.
“Protective coverage is provided until the vehicle is removed by a tractor.”
The post attracted comments from people frustrated by the driver’s seemingly brainless actions.
One said: “Why would anyone do that, especially with a car park next to the beach?”
Another wrote: “There should be a fine for this careless and reckless behaviour.”
A third fumed: “These absolute idiots should be fined for this, it’s ridiculous.”
Another resident of the Scottish Isles posted a photo on another local group showing a woman standing near the car with her hand on her head on the day of the incident.
They wrote: “Warning to visitors and locals.
“(This was seen by a friend in Horgabost today). Please DO NOT leave your vehicles on the beach.
“You run the risk of getting stuck and depending on the state of the tide, your car will sink/float/fill with salt water, sand and fish and be a total wreck.
“It is not possible to place signs on every part of our coast, so common sense must prevail. Stay safe folks.”
The post drew more than a hundred shocked reactions, along with dozens of comments from angry viewers.
One said, “As thick as castle walls.”
Another wrote: “If the tide came in they would be fine. I just can’t believe the stupidity of some people.”
A third commented: “Besides the obvious stupidity, it’s totally anti-social to do this. You expect beaches to be traffic-free zones.’
While one person added: “Such a beautiful beach, why anyone would want to drive on it is beyond me.”
This is not the first time this summer that a driver has been stranded on a beach in the Scottish Hebrides.
In June, the driver of an Audi was left with nowhere to go after his tires sank in wet sand at Port Stott on the Isle of Lewis during high tide.
A local farmer came to the rescue and managed to remove the car on his tractor before the tide returned.
Dopey driver gets rescued by tractor after driving onto sandy Hebridean beach