Man rescued after driving car into water at Shoreham Harbour

Posted On 04 Sep 2017 at 6:19 pm

A man was rescued from Shoreham Harbour after driving a car into the water at the port this morning (Monday 4 September).

A man who worked at the port dived in and rescued the 43-year-old man who had driven into the water from Basin Road South just before 9am.

As he swam to the harbourside with the driver – who was the only person who had been in the car – the red Vauxhall Astra sank.

Members of the RNLI Shoreham lifeboat crew marked the position where the car went down until the Shoreham Port Authority diving team were ready to take a look.

The car was lifted out of the water with a crane.

The driver, who was unhurt but shaken, was held under the Mental Health Act.

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