Driver dead after Newquay cliff fall

Rescue crews at the scene The incident happened in an area known locally as Tea Caverns

A man has died after a car went over a cliff on the north coast of Cornwall near Newquay harbour, police have confirmed.

A rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose in Helston was scrambled to the scene just after 07:30 BST.

Witnesses said there was one person in the vehicle. It happened in an area known locally as Tea Caverns.

Philip Trebilcock, a fisherman working at the harbour, said the car fell about 100 ft.

He said: "The incident happened near the old lifeboat house, just near the Headland Hotel.

"Two lifeboats are in attendance. It looks like the car has come a long way down the cliff.

"It's not near the water. The tide is going out.

"I think it's fallen about 100 feet."

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