A WOMAN was trapped inside her car overnight after plunging over a cliff off the Esplanade, Flinders last week.
The woman, in her 50s, was said to have accidentally driven her Mazda sedan over the edge between Cook and Barker streets and nearly down to the beach, Thursday night, 17 June. She called for help on Friday morning when she was able to find her mobile phone.
Five CFA vehicles and SES crews from Sorrento and Hastings rushed to the scene. Crews performed a high-angle rescue to stabilise the car and free the woman who was reportedly in a “reasonable condition”.
She was taken by road ambulance to Frankston Hospital.
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 22 June 2021