Driver rescued after night on cliff

Rescuers have safely rescued a motorist stranded overnight in her car after it rolled down a cliff in Cornwall and came to rest on the rock face.

The 56-year-old woman spent hours stranded inside the precariously positioned car on the face of a 300ft precipice in St Agnes.

Falmouth Coastguard said they were alerted to the incident at around 9.30am on Tuesday and a rescue operation was launched immediately by crews from St Agnes and Newquay.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor came to the assistance along with police and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service.

The car was anchored down before the woman was winched up the cliff to safety.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said: "The car was secured in place by the coastguards and fire and rescue officers and the woman was then extracted from the vehicle."

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