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Tractor plummets 150 feet off cliff

Two people have escaped uninjured after the tractor they were working in tumbled off a cliff in North Cornwall.

The Coastguard received a call from a man on a boat at around 12:45pm who had seen the tractor and trailer fall backwards from a cliff north of Crackington Haven.

The police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue, RNLI, Cornwall Air Ambulance and three coastguard cliff rescue teams were alerted to the incident and a rescue operation began. Nobody was found to be inside the vehicle which is resting on a ledge 150ft down the cliff face.

Two people had been working in the tractor, worth £80,000, in a field on the cliff top.

They managed to scramble unharmed from the vehicle after it started sliding across the land towards the cliff edge.

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