Driver's miraculous escape after car plunges 200ft over cliff

Posted on 2:51 PM by Sameer Shah

A motorist has had a miraculous escape after his car plunged down a 200 feet high cliff.

The car was seen to drive over the sheer cliffs at Hartland Quay in North Devon at 5am on Sunday morning.

Around 25 minutes later, coastguard rescue teams found the car and the driver who was able to talk to them.

He was cut free from the silver coloured car and flown by RAF helicopter to hospital at Barnstaple, North Devon.

The extent of his injuries are unclear.

Swansea coastguard watch manager Steve Jones said: 'It beggar's belief. He is very lucky to have survived.

'It is miraculous that someone can survive a fall like this but people suffer a trivial fall and it can result in fatalities.

'We are still uncertain as to the circumstances of why the car was driven over the cliff.'

The rescuers were fortunate that the weather was calm which helped them cut the driver free from the wreckage.

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