Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue say a male was airlifted to hospital after a car was found ‘halfway down’ the cliff by the A39 near Lynton.

Police at the scene. Picture: Simon ElleryPolice at the scene. Picture: Simon Ellery

Some 20 firefighters were believed to be on the scene of a collision near Lynton this morning (Saturday, March 9) after a vehicle was found half way down a cliff face.

Police and paramedics were also on the scene of the incident which took place on the Countisbury Hill on the A39.

Devon and Cornwall Police were originally called out to reports of a collision on the A39 between Tors Road and the Blue Ball Inn at around 8.50am this morning.

A police spokesman said a vehicle was found half way down the cliff but the driver was 'safe and clear' from the vehicle.

Emergency services at the scene after a car was found at the bottom of cliffs near Lynmouth. Picture: Simon ElleryEmergency services at the scene after a car was found at the bottom of cliffs near Lynmouth. Picture: Simon Ellery

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service, posting on social media, said a male was airlifted to hospital.

Police said at around noon on Saturday that the road has re-opened.