Crane plucks Smart car from river after fork lift knocks it in

A car went into the river in King's Lynn. 

A car went into the river in King's Lynn. - Credit: Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team

This is the moment a Smart car had to be plucked from a river by crane after being knocked into the water by a forklift.

One person was taken to hospital after the car with two passengers and a dog inside was knocked into a river in King's Lynn.

A person was taken to hospital after a car went into the river in King's Lynn. 

A person was taken to hospital after a car went into the river in King's Lynn. - Credit: Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team

Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team was paged about a car in the River Ouse by the Humber and HM Coastguard Sutton Bridge on Tuesday (August 24) just before 8pm.

Norfolk Police was also called to the incident in Cross Bank Road in King's Lynn, after reports a Smart car had been knocked by a fork lift truck into the River Ouse. 

Rescue teams getting the Smart car out of the River Ouse in King's Lynn. 

Rescue teams getting the Smart car out of the River Ouse in King's Lynn. - Credit: HM Coastguard Sutton Bridge

When the rescue teams arrived on scene, the two passengers and the dog were out of the water on dry land.

An ambulance attended as a female passenger had a slight injury and she was taken to hospital by a relative to be checked over.

A car went into the river in King's Lynn. 

A car went into the river in King's Lynn. - Credit: Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team

The partly submerged car was recovered and the road was cleared by 11.45pm. 

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