Inconsiderate parking in Theddlethorpe ‘held up the emergency services for 90 minutes’

Mablethorpe Coastguard has spoken out after ‘inconsiderate’ parking near Theddlethorpe beach led to them being held up at the scene of a potential emergency for around one-and-a-half hours on Sunday afternoon (May 31).

The scene at the Crook Bank car park on Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Mablethorpe Fire Station). EMN-200106-180651001
The scene at the Crook Bank car park on Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Mablethorpe Fire Station). EMN-200106-180651001

On Sunday, a Coastguard spokesman said: “[We] were out today on patrol throughout our guard. Our first point of call was Crook Bank Theddlethorpe.

“As soon as we arrived on scene we were approached by a member of the public alerting us to a vehicle that was leaking fuel from the fuel cap.

“This information was relayed to Humber Coastguard and Mablethorpe Fire Station, and Alford & Mablethorpe Police were called to assist.

“The vehicle was made safe and after some time the owner was located.

“However, due to the number of vehicles parked inconsiderably it hindered the emergency vehicles arriving and departing from scene.

“We were all held up at scene for over 90 minutes.

“We are aware that we have a beautiful coastline and stunning beaches but we please ask that when parking your vehicle for the day please remember to leave room.

“It maybe you that needs assistance one day.”

Mablethorpe Fire Station shared a picture of the scene (above) and added: “Please be considerate when parking vehicles to allow plenty of room for any type of emergency vehicle to be able to pass through.”