Man rescued from car down 40ft embankment

Police, fire and ambulance services attended the scene on Sunday.

FIRE FIGHTERS were called to rescue the driver of a car after it ended up 40ft down an embankment on the A39 on Sunday.

The incident occurred between Blackmoor gate and Churchtown near Parracombe.

A fire crew from Lynton found the Mitsubishi Shogun around 2pm and crews from Combe Martin, a special rescue unit from Middlemoor and a rescue tender from Barnstaple attended the scene.

The driver, a man from Ilfracombe, was rescued from the vehicle by fire crews using small tools and a line rescue.

A police spokesman confirmed the man had initially complained of chest pains but was not injured.

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