Published: 12/01/2018 12:22 - Updated: 12/01/2018 12:39

Police recover Wick harbour plunge car


The crane which was used to lever the car out of the water.
The crane which was used to lever the car out of the water.
POLICE have recovered a car in which a man plunged into Wick Harbour on Thursday morning.

A police diving team and a crane were involved in Friday morning's operation in which the submerged vehicle  was pulled out by a rope secured to a quayside bollard.

The man is believed to have exited the car after it plunged over the North River pier and made his way out of the water before climbing a harbour wall ladder. He was found lying on the quayside by a local landlady before being rushed to Caithness General Hospital where he was said to be in a serious condition. 

 Inspector Marlene Macdonald said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a car has been recovered from the water at Wick Harbour. 

"A man was rescued from the harbour yesterday and taken to hospital for treatment. He remains in hospital in a serious condition. Nobody else was involved in the incident.

"Our enquiries are ongoing into the incident and we would urge anyone who saw a white Ford Fiesta in the area around the harbour on the morning of Thursday, January 11 to contact us by calling the police in Caithness on 101, quoting reference NJ194/18."

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