A woman in the UK has been rescued from the edge of a 91m cliff face after she lost control of her car and rolled off the road, only to stop precariously on the cliff’s edge. The woman was stranded in her car overnight while perched on the cliff in St Agnes Head, Cornwall, UK.
Reports say after crashing down the edge, the woman couldn’t do anything but sit and wait for the rescue crew to save her. She sat, injured from the roll, until the next morning when a jogger noticed the car down near the edge.
In an effort to rescue the woman, the passerby also became stranded down near the car. Both were eventually winched to safety by the rescue crew at around 12:30pm. A Maritime and Coastguard spokesman said in a recent Sky News report,
“At 9.24am this morning Falmouth Coastguard received several 999 calls reporting a car over the cliff at St Agnes. Coastguard rescue teams from St Agnes and Newquay were sent to the scene, the Police and Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service were also requested to attend and a rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor.
“Coastguard Rescue Officers on scene were able to establish that the 56-year-old woman inside the car was injured but conscious and that the vehicle had gone over the cliff the previous day.”
Now this is what you call lucky. Rescue crew were unable to provide details of why the car stopped fortunately where it did. One of the reasons could have been due to punctured tyres, leaving the rims to dig into the terrain.