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Land, sea and air search as crashed car found empty

Published 16/08/2015

An Irish Coastguard helicopter joined the search after a crashed car was found empty
An Irish Coastguard helicopter joined the search after a crashed car was found empty

A major land, sea and air search is being carried out after a car was found crashed on the north coast.

Police, coastguard and helicopter crews have been combing the shoreline close to Portstewart after a Toyota car was discovered just before 2am.

No one was in the vehicle.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Inspector Donna Bowden said: "The Coastguard, Bann River Rescue, a community search team, police and Portrush RNLI have been involved in the search operation, as has an Irish Coastguard helicopter from Sligo.

"Police at Coleraine would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision, or noticed a woman on foot in the Strand Road area in the early hours of this morning."

Anyone with information is asked to call the non emergency 101 number.

Police later said the woman had been found safe and well.

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