Newquay cliff death

A man has died after a car went over a cliff near the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay. It happened just after 7am this morning.

Primary focus now to remove car from water

The emergency services are now trying to move the car as quickly as possible Credit: ITV News West Country

Police have said the primary focus in Newquay now is to remove the car as quickly as possible as it is in a precarious position.

Emergency service personnel by the cliff Credit: ITN News West Country
The scene at Newquay at present Credit: ITV News West Country

Police are urging people not to try and look over the cliff.

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Newquay car landed just above the water line

The emergency authorities were called to reports of a car going over a cliff near to the Atlantic Hotel and Tea Cavens in Newquay at around 7.15 this morning.

Falmouth Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter was deployed, and fire and ambulance were also called to the scene. It is understood the car landed just above the water line due to the tide going out.

A man was declared dead at the scene. His body is being recovered and taken to Treliske hospital. His family have been made aware.

A police investigation will now be carried out into the incident.

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