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Car over cliff sparks frantic rescue mission

Fire crews are searching for any people injured after a car was spotted at the base of a cliff on the Sunshine Coast. (File pic)
Fire crews are searching for any people injured after a car was spotted at the base of a cliff on the Sunshine Coast. (File pic) Rob Williams

UPDATE 10AM: A SUSPECTED stolen Lexus is being dragged up a steep embankment this morning after being found abandoned.

ABANDONED CAR: A blue Lexus lies abandoned at the foot of a cliff in Glenview.
ABANDONED CAR: A blue Lexus lies abandoned at the foot of a cliff in Glenview. Stuart Cumming

The alarm was raised on Monday morning after the late-model blue Lexus sedan was seen about 10m down a steep embankment beside Leeding Rd at Glenview.

A QFES spokesman confirmed that their search has ceased, and no one was found inside the vehicle. 

Police are investigating whether or not the car had been stolen.

The abandoned car was spotted this morning at the base of a steep embankment.
The abandoned car was spotted this morning at the base of a steep embankment.

EARLIER 9AM: A SEARCH is underway on the Sunshine Coast after a car was spotted at the bottom of a cliff.

A member of the public called the police just after 8am this morning after noticing a car at the base of the cliff in Glenview.

Fire crews are searching the area, with vertical rescue gear on stand-by.

Paramedics and police are also on-scene, but are yet to confirm if anyone was in the car when it went over.

More to come.

Topics:  cliff editors picks emergency glenview paramedics police rescue sunshine coast


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