Hanging precariously over the edge of a cliff, a person had to clamber through the boot of their car to safety in the early hours of this morning.

The incredible rescue took place at Cadgwith early this morning, in scenes like something from an action movie.

In what must have been a terrifying experience for the person involved, their car ended up hanging over the edge of a cliff after it went off the road just after 4.20am.

Fire crews from Mullion were joined by line rescue teams from Tolvaddon, a fire officer and the volunteers of Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team.

Devon and Cornwall Police were also there. 

A Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Crews from Mullion and line rescue appliances from Tolvaddon attended this incident as well as an officer, which involved a single vehicle in a precarious position.

"HM Coastguard and Devon and Cornwall Police also attended.

"Fire personnel used line rescue equipment to secure and stabilise the vehicle.

"One casualty was successfully recovered, uninjured."

The fire crews managed to secure the car down to allow the person inside to crawl out through the boot back to safety.

A Mullion Coastguard spokesperson said: "The team was paged at 4.38am to provide safety cover for Mullion Community Fire Station with a vehicle, which had gone over the cliff at Cadgwith.

"Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were able to secure the vehicle with a strop and retrieved the casualty through the boot.

"Once the scene was made safe we were stood down."