‘We’ve lost everything’: Torquay watersports business swept away as Storm Babet hits South West
ITV says The owner of a watersports business in Devon has said he has “lost everything” after a container he used to store equipment was washed out to sea during Storm Babet.
Sean White, owner of Soak Lifestyle at Abbey Sands Beach in Torquay, said his shipping container full of watersports equipment was swept out to sea on Tuesday 17 October due to high tides caused by Storm Babet.
He added that the shipping container used to store the beach bar hut was “bashed like a washing machine” during the storms.
In a video posted on Wednesday 18 October, Mr White said: “Sadly, last night, we completely lost our business to the storm. One of our shipping containers — the watersports one — ended up in the ocean and the other one has been bashed like a washing machine.
“We’ve lost everything, and that’s totally devastating and we’re lacking words amongst all the emotion right now,” he added.