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Portland Bill in Dorset.<br />
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A driver had a miraculous escape after his car plunged off a 25ft cliff into jagged rocks at Portland Bill last night with a high tide coming in.<br />
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The vehicle came off the road in Portland, Dorset at about 11.15pm last night and ended up on its side near crashing waves and near freezing conditions.<br />
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More than 40 police, fire, lifeboat and coastguard crew battled for more than two hours to free the driver, a man in his 50s, during the 'precarious' rescue.<br />
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Time was of the essence as high tide was coming in and the car and its occupant could have been swept out to sea.