COUNTY NEWS: Man fighting for life after car cliff plunge

A 20-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries this morning after his car plunged over the cliffs at Beachy Head yesterday (Wednesday).

The car at the foot of the cliffs
The car at the foot of the cliffs

Photos taken at the scene yesterday show the impact of the accident which happened shortly before 3pm when eyewitnesses saw the car drive over the clifftop at Cow Gap.

Emergency services raced to the scene and a full scale operation was launched to rescue the driver from the vehicle on the rocks.

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Firefighters, coastguard, police, the air ambulance and coastguard helicopter were involved with the rescue along with the town’s lifeboat.

The man was airlifted by the coastguard helicopter to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

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