Car flips over wall into Musselburgh harbour

Fortunately for the driver the tide was out at the time of the accident.

By Katharine Hay
Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 7:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 10:28 am

A woman has been arrested after a car nose-dived into a harbour.

A blue vehicle was pictured face down in the mud in Musselburgh harbour at about 5.30pm on Monday, 31 August.

Fortunately for the driver the tide was out at the time.

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Car plunges into Musselburgh harbour picture: Greg Holstead

A 58-year-old woman has since been arrested in connection with the incident.

Locals have reacted to the accident, including Greg Holstead who shared a photo of the incident showing three police officers dealing with the mishap.

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One man said it “seems to be a popular sport for Musselburgh harbour” highlighting the accident has happened several times in the area before.

A similar incident happened in June 2015 when the owner of a Volkswagen Polo turned her back for five minutes only to find her car had plunged nose down into a harbour.

At the time it took two tow trucks about 40 minutes to rescue the vehicle from the water.

Others commented saying they worry about parking in the spaces next to the harbour for fear of a similar incident occurring to them.

It is understood no one has been injured in the accident and the car has since been recovered from the harbour.

A police spokesman said: “Around 5.30pm on Monday 31 August 2020, police were called to a report of a car having fallen into Fisherrow Harbour, Musselburgh. Emergency services attended and a 58 year old woman was arrested in connection with the incident. Enquiries are continuing.

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