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Man rescued after car plunges into Whitehaven Harbour

Photo Matthew Brough

[A] man has been rescued and taken to hospital after a car plunged into Whitehaven Harbour.

Emergency services were called at 9:40pm yesterday, Thursday 19 October after receiving reports that a vehicle had driven into Whitehaven Harbour.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “Officers from Cumbria Police attended along with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service.

“HM Coastguard were also contacted and mobilised, but were stood down once the man was confirmed as being back on land.

“A 31-year-old local male was released from the vehicle and has been taken to West Cumberland Hospital for medical assessment.

“No serious injuries were reported.”

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