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Car Plunges Over Cliff in Newquay

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7:14am 11th June 2013
(Updated 7:14am 11th June 2013)

A man has died after a car plunged from a cliff in Newquay.

It happened in the Gazzel area, near the Atlantic hotel, this morning.

Coastguards, lifeboats, fire and ambulance crews were scrambled to the scene at around 7.15am.

The car is thought to have fallen around eighty feet, before coming to a rest on a ledge.

Matt at the scene told Pirate FM: "Where the car has come off, there's no real road nearby. They must have had to go off the road for quite some distance for the car to end up at the bottom of the cliff."

Richard, who is staying nearby, said: "You can see it sat there at the bottom of the rocks. It's sat up in the right position, it's not on its top or anything."

Police put a local cordon in place to allow the emergency services to work safely while they attempted to free the driver.
 
It is understood the car landed just above the water line due to the tide going out.
 
Police say the man's family has been told. A spokesman said: "This was an isolated incident and there doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances at this time. No other vehicles were involved and there were no other casualties.
 
"Officers are now investigating what caused this incident and at this time we do not know whether there was a medical episode, a mechanical failure of some kind or if this was a deliberate act by the driver.
 
"We must keep an open mind and carry out a thorough investigation."
 
Police are keen to hear from any witnesses, who are asked to call 101 and quote log 132 of 7 June 2013.
 
They are urging people to stay clear of the area, warning it is hampering the operation to recover the car.

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7:14am 11th June 2013

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