Man and woman die after cliff crash


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A man and a woman were killed last night after their car went over a cliff on the Isle of Wight.

Hampshire Police said the pair's bodies were recovered from an upturned blue car at the bottom of Culver Down cliffs.

Emergency services were called at around 8pm and battled against the incoming tide to try to recover the pair from the "very crushed" car, Solent Coastguard said.

The coastguard said three teams from Bembridge, Ryde and Ventnor were called to the scene, along with a helicopter from Solent. Two lifeboats from Bembridge also joined the search with fire and rescue, ambulance and police teams.