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."