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Miracle Escape As Van Plunges Into River

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:30am 1st February 2014. (Updated at 11:31am 1st February 2014)

A driver has escaped with a suspected broken arm after his van slid down a bank and into the Tamar.

He managed to scramble clear before it ended up roof deep in the swollen river.

The crash happened at the Newbridge crossing in Gunnislake at around 9am this morning.

Diversions have been set up while engineers check the bridge to ensure it is safe.

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