Injured man cut from car hit by waves on promenade

Fire crews have rescued a man from inside a car after it was hit by waves on the Isle of Man.

Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the casualty after pushing the car through the massive waves to safety.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene for head and suspected neck injuries as the Irish Sea continued to breach the promenade in Douglas.

He was then transferred to hospital for further treatment

Rescue crews battle the weather to free the driver from his car Credit: Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service

Police closed part of the road between the Sea Terminal and Castlemona Avenue as strong winds and a high tide took its toll on the coastline.

The Civil Defence was sent in to help with the road closures on the Sea Terminal side.

Police thanked all of the emergency services for coming together to assist during the incident.

A spokesperson said: "A reminder to members of the public that the waves from coastal overtopping can be dangerous and carry debris which can cause damage and injury.

"Well done in particular to the Fire Brigade who had to push the vehicle with a casualty in it to a safe area for paramedics to tend to them."