Driver swims to shore after car plunges 30ft off cliffs into the sea


A DRIVER had an amazing escape after her car plunged more than 30ft off cliffs into the sea at a beauty spot yesterday.

Lifeboat crews were alerted at 6am when the vehicle was spotted, with only its roof visible.

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Emergency services were alerted when the car roof was spotted above water at Limeslade Bay in Mumbles, Swansea[/caption]

Coxswain Richie Webborn said: “A small amount of debris led to the bottom of the cliff.”

The driver had managed to escape and swim to the cliffs at Limeslade Bay, Mumbles, Swansea.

South Wales Police headed to the scene, along with the coastguards and volunteers of the Mumbles lifeboat crew.

Police said a 37-year-old woman was helped from the sea and detained under the Mental Health Act.

In a post on Facebook, Rhossili Coastguards said: “She managed to get to the cliffs and made her way up the bank to waiting police, coastguards and ambulance. We arrived on scene.

“The casualty was being examined by ambulance crew, she was asked if anyone else was in the car.

“As there wasn’t anyone else and the lady was OK and on the way to hospital. We were stood down.”

The woman from Townhill was then taken to Morrison Hospital hospital in an ambulance.

She is now being treated for her injuries.


The woman had managed to escape the car and swim to the cliffs[/caption]


The 37-year-old was helped from the sea and detained under the Mental Health Act[/caption]

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