BREAKING NEWS: Car plunge at Belle Tout

HM Coastguard Stock SUS-151006-161015001
HM Coastguard Stock SUS-151006-161015001

A major search and rescue operation is underway this lunchtime (Wednesday) after a car plunged over cliffs at Belle Tout.

A fishing boat is believed to have raised the alarm after seeing the vehicle drive over.

The body of a man has been recovered from the beach.

Coastguards and emergency services are at the scene.

Further details have not yet been released.

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