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PHOTOS: Car crashes onto Cornish beach

PHOTOS: Car crashes onto Cornish beach

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:24am 22nd March 2017. (Updated at 3:52pm 22nd March 2017)

A car has crashed onto a popular Cornish beach.

It is believed to have left the road at Porth on Wednesday morning.

One man has been airlifted to hospital with suspected head, back and neck injuries.

Another has been taken to Treliske by ambulance, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The driver and passenger were trapped just before 10am, but firefighters managed to cut them free.

Liz Harvey has a holiday home in the area and saw emergency services and the Coastguard as she drove past.

She told Pirate FM: "I saw a helicopter land and there was fire brigade there, doctors, police and I could see the air ambulance and the coastguard as well.

"I could see the back of the car and someone told me one person was out of the car and another person was trapped.

"I'm not sure what the tide is doing but there are a lot of people working on the car".

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A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were informed that at around 9:50am, an estate car had left the road and gone over the bank onto Porth Beach, Newquay.

"The driver, a man in his 40s, and his passenger, a man in his 70s, suffered injuries and remained in their car until emergency services arrived.

"Coastguard, police, fire and ambulance all attended. Both men have since been removed from the car.

"One man has been airlifted to hospital with head, back and neck injuries. The was other taken to Treliske by ambulance.

"Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The vehicle will be removed from the area shortly".

A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two appliances from Newquay, the rescue tender from Bodmin along with a wholetime officer and a specialist technical rescue officer were mobilised to an emergency call for assistance from South West Ambulance Service. They reported a vehicle had gone over the side of a cliff onto Porth Beach in Newquay.

"When the first appliance arrived on scene, the vehicle was discovered on the beach with two casualties injured and trapped inside.

"Initial first aid was administered by Cornwall Fire and Rescue personnel until the arrival of the ambulance service.

"Crash rescue equipment was used to extricate the casualties from the vehicle and they were handed into the care of the air ambulance who were also on scene.

"Fire and Rescue are remaining on scene to assist with the recovery of the vehicle from the beach and make the scene safe".

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