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Woman detained under mental health act after car plunges off Mumbles cliff

The car seen submerged in the water beneath the cliffs at Limeslade, Mumbles

A 37-year-old woman has been detained under the mental health act after her car plunged off a cliff.

Emergency services in Swansea were called to an incident at Limeslade Bay where a car had entered the sea and ended up almost submerged in water off Mumbles.

South Wales Police headed to Limeslade Bay along with the volunteer crew of Mumbles lifeboat and the coastguard.

Credit: RNLI/A Jeffries

The driver, who is from Townhill, had managed to escape the vehicle and swim to shore where she approached members of the public for help.

She was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

At 6am this morning emergency services in Swansea were called to an incident at Limeslade Bay where a car had entered the sea.

A 37-year-old woman from the Townhill area was detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to Morriston Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

– South Wales Police statement
Credit: RNLI/R Webborn

Mumbles Coastguard were paged at 06:04 this morning to reports of a car over the cliff at Limeslade.

On arrival, the casualty had swum ashore and was being treated by Paramedics before being taken to hospital.

Search of the area was carried out with Coastguard Officers and Mumbles ILB. The car was located and items recovered.

– Mumbles Coastguard spokesperson