Dorset

Car rolls into sea off Sandbanks during 'toilet break'

A crane lifting the car from the sea
Image caption The driver was waiting for the chain-ferry from Sandbanks to Purbeck

A driver caught short while waiting for a ferry returned to find his car had rolled into the sea in Dorset.

Recovery teams were called to Sandbanks, Poole, at 1100 BST when the black vehicle came off a slipway.

Poole Harbour Commissioners managed to lift the car out of the water two hours later with help from the RNLI.

Paul Singleton, from the commissioners, said: "Apparently he went to the toilet while he waited for the ferry and it rolled straight down into the water.

"It was a stroke of luck that we got there when we did. Luckily, no-one was inside at the time."

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