Woman rescued from water after car plunges into harbour

Emergency services were called to the scene at Saltcoats harbour on Friday morning.

Woman rescued from water after car plunges into harbour Andy Mcnamee via Supplied
Police, fire crews, and ambulance services were called to Saltcoats harbour at 8am on Friday.

A woman has been taken to hospital after her car plunged into an Ayrshire harbour.

Police, fire crews, and ambulance services were called to the scene at the Harbour Street area of Saltcoats at around 8am on Friday morning.

A woman was rescued from the vehicle and was taken to Crosshouse Hospital as a precaution following the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a car in the water in the Harbour Street area of Saltcoats around 8am on Friday.

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

Kevin Paterson, Station Officer of the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team, said: “The team was called out shortly after 8am today as part of a multi-agency response to reports of a vehicle in the water at Saltcoats Harbour.

“On arrival, the driver of the vehicle was in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service, with the team working alongside our emergency service colleagues to ensure no other persons were at risk.

“The team remained on scene to provide additional safety while the vehicle was recovered from the harbour.”