A SCOTS council has been urged to acquire drastic motion following a father and son have been speedily sucked midsection deep into quicksand.
The recently terrifying knowledge saw the pair submerged up to their waists in the perhaps fatal sinking sand in Don Mouth in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.
Luckily the father and youthful son ended up rescued by an more mature son who was close by and equipped to pull the pair from the unforgiving grips of the sand.
Locals from Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, have claimed that the difficulty goes again as considerably as the 1970’s and have urged Aberdeen City Council to signpost the hazardous place.
1 stunning graphic shows the dad standing on clean sturdy sand while his legs are fully covered in thick black sludge.
Inspite of the father sporting shorts, pretty much none of his pores and skin is obvious with his shorts, footwear and socks all also lathered in the thick sand.
Bridge of Don Group Council shared the tale yesterday writing: “This was posted yesterday by a Bridge of Don resident. Be sure to be informed.
“We will notify our councilors even so we have been encouraged that as this is a normal phenomenon the place sand gets to be waterlogged and unable to aid everything.
“Where it happens can adjust with the tide, so could materialize anyplace, so basically there is not definitely everything that can be accomplished.
“We want to make certain men and women are knowledgeable of the likely chance.”
The father or mother said: “A warning guys…
“My family experienced a terrifying knowledge with quicksand at Don Mouth.
“Our little one took a move and in essence got sucked into it up to his midsection, identical with father.
“Older son saved the working day.
“Photo of exactly where it transpired and dad’s legs. Be watchful absolutely everyone.
“This was on the south aspect of River Don, involving the fowl disguise and the sea.”
The post now has above 50 likes with almost 100 men and women commenting on the family’s horrendous ordeal, and several sharing similar encounters.
Lindsay John Davidson explained: “I bear in mind that happening to my aunt in the 70s, really scary, we ended up all pulling her out.”
Angela Matthew replied: “This happened to a team of my mates when we have been young again in the 70’s, we experienced to be rescued by a several adult males fishing at the mouth of the Don.”
Liza Watt commented: “This took place to my canine a couple of months in the past, I had to go in to preserve him and was terrified.
“Contacted the council and acquired fobbed off.”
Glenda Collie extra: “That ought to have been a terrifying experience… Signs need to go up warning persons of the risk.”
Councillor Ross Grant, who represents the Tillydrone, Seaton, Old Aberdeen ward, stated: “Thanks for submitting this – I’m so sorry to hear this took place.
“I feel that formally this is my ward but I’d be joyful to ask for increased signage to warn of the hazards for the reason that I think it’s in all probability suitable to say that there is not much too much can be completed but unquestionably people today can be warned to be vigilant and tread with care.
“I will elevate the situation with colleagues inside the council and duplicate other related councillors in as well.”