Man fighting for life after car cliff plunge

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A 20-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries this morning after his car plunged over the cliffs at Beachy Head yesterday (Wednesday).

Photos taken at the scene yesterday show the impact of the accident which happened yesterday shortly before 3pm when eye witnesses saw the car drive over the cliff top at Cow Gap.

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Emergency services raced to the scene and a full scale operation was launched to rescue the driver from the vehicle on the rocks.

Firefighters, coastguard, police, the air ambulance and coastguard helicopter were involved with the rescue along with the town’s lifeboat.

The man was airlifted by the coastguard helicopter to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

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