Fire fighters had to winch a man to safety in his car after it became perched on the edge of a 20ft drop.

A man was winched to safety after his car ended up on a precarious position on the edge of a 20ft drop.

Fire fighters from Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple were called to reports of an accident at 10.20am this morning at Whitegates, Combe Martin.

On arrival, crews found a man was stuck in a vehicle which was in a precarious position on the edge of road with a 20ft drop the other side.

The man was advised to stay inside the vehicle whilst crews used winches and GP lines to stabilise the car.

Once the vehicle was stabilised, the man was released and checked over by ambulance personnel and the vehicle was winched to safety.