Car plunges into water off steep Orkney cliffs

A car has been found in water at the foot of cliffs on Orkney.

Yesnaby Castle sea-stack, West Mainland, Orkney. Picture: Jane Barlow

Emergency services were called to Yesnaby on the west of the island shortly after 5.30am on Saturday to reports that a vehicle had gone over the cliffs.

Stromness Lifeboat searched the area and found the vehicle submerged in water.

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It is as of yet unclear whether or not anybody was inside the vehicle.

The lifeboat crew said in a statement: “A vehicle was located in deep water out of reach of the crew.

“A search was then carried out of the surrounding cliffs and beaches with nothing found.”