Man and dog die in cliff plunge

Police, fire crews and the RNLI were today recovering the bodies of a man and a dog from a car which went off the cliffs at Hunstanton.The incident happened close to Clarence Parade just before 8am.

Police, fire crews and the RNLI have today recovered the bodies of a man and a dog from a car which plunged off Hunstanton cliffs.

The vehicle was found by a member of the public just before 8am. An ambulance spokesman said the man, believed to be in his 40s, and black Labrador dog were declared dead at the scene.

Parts of the beach and cliff top close to the Salad Bowl Café and Bowling Club were cordoned off for much of this morning. The car, which came to rest on rocks, was covered with a tarpaulin as firefighters removed the man and dog from the wreckage.

The car has now been removed from the scene, as police investigate what caused it to go over the cliffs.

Tyre marks led from Clarence Road across the cliff tops to a section of safety fence which had been knocked down.

Police said enquiries were being made to confirm the man's identity and other investigations were still on going at the scene.

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