Woman rushed to hospital after car plunges into harbour – police swarm to emergency

Officers hurried to the Harbour Street area of Saltcoats, on the Firth of Clyde, this morning following reports of a car in the water. Police, fire crews, and ambulance services were pictured at the scene the scene as a black car was found submerged.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was rescued by emergency services and has been taken to Crosshouse Hospital.

An investigation into the incident are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told the Daily Record: “We received report of a car in the water in the Harbour Street area of Saltcoats around 8am on Friday, January 14.

“Emergency services attended and a woman, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, has been taken to Crosshouse Hospital as a precaution.”

Saltcoats, in north Ayreshire, sits on the coast between Irvine and West Kilbride.

Ardrossan harbour is the terminus for ferries to and from the Isle of Arran and Campbeltown.

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