Driver has died after cliff fall

A motorist has died at hospital after surviving their car falling 400 feet down cliffs at Beachy Head in Sussex.

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Driver survives car going over cliff

A driver has survived their car falling 400 feet down the cliffs at Beachy Head in Sussex on the evening of Friday October 12.

Eastbourne RNLI's two rescue boats and the Coastguard helicopter were involved in what crew members are calling a dramatic rescue and a 'miraculous survival' in challenging conditions, with a rising tide.

The motorist had been thrown clear of the car and was alive on land, but with serious injuries.

A doctor was called to the scene and the casualty was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The RNLI Coxswain Mark Sawyer said he was extremely proud of the response and professionalism of his volunteer crew in what were extremely difficult conditions.

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