Car goes over cliff in Sidmouth

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange - Credit: Archant

A Sidmouth beach is currently cordoned off and a man seriously injured after a car went over a cliff.

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange - Credit: Archant

Emergency services have been on the scene since 9.25am following reports had landed on the beach after going over the cliff at Peak Hill Road.

Police, coastguard, ambulance, RNLI lifeboats, fire and the coastguard helicopter are at the scene.

Peak Hill Road. Picture: Terry Ife

Peak Hill Road. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

A police spokesman said: "The vehicle ended up on the beach. One man has been seriously injured."

There are road closures at Peak Hill Road and Manor Road.

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange - Credit: Archant


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The beach is closed to the public.

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange

Emergency services are on the scene. Picture: Ian Lange - Credit: Archant

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Sidmouth Lifeboat and its rescue ski were launched at 9.40am.

A lifeboat spokesman said: "The casualty extracted by coastguard helicopter; lifeboat crew returned to the lifeboat which was then stood down."

More to follow.

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