Sea King and air ambulance called out to Brayford this morning (Tuesday) after car is spotted down a valley.

A 53-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after his car was discovered 100ft down a valley in Brayford this morning (Tuesday).

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly after 11.35am after a road worker located the car along the A399 between Mocham Down Gate and Brayford.

A major rescue was underway at the scene earlier, with the man, from Ilfracombe, winched from the scene by the RAF Sea King helicopter from Chivenor.

He was cut from the blue Peugeot 306 by fire fighters and taken to Derriford Hospital.

The man’s injuries were originally thought to be possibly life threatening, but he escaped with minor injuries.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

The road coming into Brayford is closed due to road works. The road at Nadrid Cross has also been closed.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 234 of 6 January.