Car plunges 10ft into waterway and lands on its roof

The car plunged 10ft and landed on its roof. Photo: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
The car plunged 10ft and landed on its roof. Photo: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

A car has plunged 10ft into a waterway in Skipton.

Firefighters were called to the scene at Coach Street shortly after 8.30am today and used a ladder to get to the overturned vehicle but found there was no-one trapped inside.

Watch manager Martyn Hughes said it was “not the first time” they had been called out to the spot.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Skipton were called to a report of a vehicle that had fallen 10ft into a stream.

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"The crews used a ladder to make access to the vehicle and after inspection it was found there were no persons trapped in the vehicle."

The car plunged 10ft and landed on its roof. Photo: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The car plunged 10ft and landed on its roof. Photo: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service