Car with three women inside plunges into Cockwood Harbour
A major rescue operation was launched last night after a car ploughed into a harbour near Exeter and became stuck in rising waters.
At around 9.50pm last night, fire crews, police and the coastguard were involved in the dramatic rescue at Cockwood Harbour in Starcross, in which three women had to be freed from the vehicle.
The Ford Fiesta is understood to have left the road and become trapped in mud.
Rescuers raced against the rising tide to free the occupants.
And fire crews had to cut the roof of the vehicle to release the 20-year-old driver, who was placed on a spinal board and taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital with neck injuries.