‘Covidiot’ pensioner will get her mobility scooter caught on seashore sparking main rescue operation


A PENSIONER has been branded a “covidiot” after driving her mobility scooter onto a seashore earlier than getting caught within the sand – sparking a serious rescue operation.

The lady headed out at round 12.20pm on Wednesday to benefit from the sunshine on one of many hottest days of the yr.

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A girl has been branded a ‘covidiot’ after she caught her mobility scooter right into a sandy seashore and triggered a serious rescue operation
It took two seashore patrol automobiles to tug the pensioner out after she determined to benefit from the sunshine

However a passer-by needed to name 999 when she turned caught within the sand at Blackpool’s North Seashore, Lancs.

Inside 10 minutes, two automobiles from the Blackpool Seashore Patrol attended the scene and pulled her scooter again onto the promenade.

Russ Holt, who witnessed the incident, stated: “I couldn’t consider my eyes.”

“As she was driving onto the sand somebody tried to cease her and instructed her she’d get caught, however she continued anyway.”

“Her scooter simply sunk into the sand and he or she couldn’t get out.”

“Somebody known as the emergency companies and fortunately she was shortly pulled off the seashore.”

A witness stated it was pointless ‘particularly throughout lockdown’


“I do know she didn’t intend any hurt however she clearly is a little bit of a covidiot.”

“It appears silly to place added strain on what’s a voluntary service – particularly throughout lockdown.”

“She was laughing and clearly thought it was humorous. I’m simply happy she was okay.”

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