Man survives falling 100 feet down a Pembrokeshire cliff in his car

A man has escaped with just minor injuries after his car dropped more than 100ft from the top of a cliff.

The incident happened at Strumble Head, a rocky cliff face six miles to the west of Fishguard in Pembrokeshire.

A member of the public called the police at around 10.30am on Friday morning after spotting a blue car crumpled at the bottom of the cliff.

Police officers, paramedics, fire crews and coastguard teams – including the coastguard helicopter from St Athan – all rushed to the scene, where it became clear a man was inside the vehicle and still alive.

The man has not been named publicly.

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Volunteer crews from Fishguard RNLI also went, having made their way to the bottom of the cliff using their all-weather and inshore lifeboats.

Crews were able to remove the driver from the vehicle and onto a stretcher. He was then taken to Fishguard and handed over to ambulance crews, who took him to Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest.

A spokeswoman from the RNLI said: “Fishguard RNLI volunteers were paged at 10:45am on Friday, July 12, to reports that a car had fallen off the cliffs at Stumble Head”

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The coastguard 187 helicopter was deployed to the incident as Fishguard RNLI launched both the all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat and quickly made their way to the location.

The volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat carefully assisted the casualty out of the car and onto a stretcher.

The casualty was then transferred by the inshore lifeboat to the all-weather lifeboat that was waiting nearby.

The all-weather lifeboat made its way back to station where an ambulance and paramedic crew were waiting.

– RNLI SPOKESPERSON

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The car, which was crushed from the impact of the fall, was recovered later on Friday.

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