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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Coastguard called out to vehicle abandoned in sea

A Coastguard team was called out to investigate after a 4x4-type vehicle was abandoned in the sea south of Seascale.

Submerged car photo
A Coastguard worker makes his way to the partially submerged vehicle

The vehicle, partially submerged, was spotted early yesterday afternoon.

It was around 500 metres south of Seascale, and stranded near the high water line.

A team that was working nearby was able to check the car within 10 minutes and quickly established that there was nobody trapped inside.

This was done by a swimmer who was sent to the vehicle with a safety line attached.

It is not yet known how it ended up where it was but Coastguard officials said there are understood to have been no casualties.

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