The driver of a car that went over the cliff at Strumble Head, near Goodwick, has managed to escape with only minor injuries.

Emergency services at the scene said the man was released relatively easily from the car, without having to use cutting equipment.

The cliffs around Strumble Head are around 40 to 50 metres high.

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Pic: Western Telegraph.

A police spokesman said: “The man was released from the car and taken by lifeboat to Fishguard Harbour.

“He was examined by paramedics and then taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries did not appear to be serious.

“The car has been recovered from the scene.”

Milford Mercury:

A coastguard checks the Peugeot 207 which plunged to the bottom of cliffs at Strumble Head this morning (Friday). PIC: Johnny Morris

The police received a call from a member of the public at 10.30am this morning (July 12) reporting a car at the bottom of the cliff.

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A member of the emergency services at the scene said: “If I was him I’d be buying a lottery ticket.”

Four fire appliances, police, the air ambulance and teams from the Coastguard all attended the scene.

A coastguard spokesman said: "HM Coastguard received a call from the Welsh Ambulance Service just before 10.45am this morning (12 July) reporting that a car had gone over a cliff at Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire. 

Milford Mercury:

"Fishguard and Moylegrove Coastguard Rescue Teams, the inshore and all-weather Fishguard RNLI Lifeboats, HM Coastguard Helicopter from St Athan, Dyfed-Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and an air ambulance were all sent. 

"The Coastguard winchman paramedic was lowered to assess the casualty.

"The casualty was then transferred onto the lifeboat before being passed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital.