Lifeboat volunteers help recover car

The lifeboat crew helped to recover the car from the water
The lifeboat crew helped to recover the car from the water

A CAR was recovered from the River Cuckmere by volunteers from Newhaven’s RNLI lifeboat station.

The team was sent to the scene on Friday September 14 at 4.30pm and the three crew made their way through the heavy surf and safely onto the shingle beach.

Once in deeper water the crew went to Exceat bridge where the vehicle was spotted with just the roof above the water.

Recovery crews, police and coastguards teams were already at the scene. The Y boat picked up one of the recovery team with tools and after considerable efforts by the crew the tow harness was secured to the car.

The submerged vehicle was then dragged to the side of the bank by a recovery vehicle where lifeboat crew helped fit additional lifting straps. The car was then craned out onto the back of a low loader.