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Woman rescued after car sea plunge

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , , ,

A MAJOR rescue operation was mounted in the early hours of Monday after a car crashed into the sea at Kirkcolm, a few miles from Stranraer.

Stranraer Lifeboat was launched to assist Police Scotland just before 2am with reports of a vehicle and possible persons in the water on the west side of Loch Ryan.

They were joined by officers from Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service units and Stranraer and Ballantrae Coastguard units.

The woman was found near the roadway by police officers.

She was treated by Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) personnel before being taken to the Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer suffering from hypothermia

A police spokesman said: “The woman managed to escape from the car and was rescued near to the water’s edge where she was conveyed to hospital for treatment.

“We are grateful to all the rescue services for their quick response.”


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