A 52-year-old woman has been rescued from her car after it entered the River Clyde at Renfrew.
The incident happened shortly before 1pm close to the slipway for the Renfrew to Yoker ferry crossing.
The woman, who police say has been checked over by paramedics, was assisted by the captain of the ferry, who managed to get her out of the vehicle and back to the safety of the shore.
The Renfrew Ferry is off after someone drove at speed into the Clyde …. pic.twitter.com/fxeJp9blwT
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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Shortly before 1pm, police received a report of a car in the River Clyde, close to the Renfrew ferry crossing.
“A 52-year-old woman was rescued from the vehicle by members of the public and is being checked over by paramedics at the scene.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances. Support units including the marine unit are in attendance whilst the car is recovered. The ferry terminal is likely to be closed as a result.”
A post on the ferry operators’ Twitter account read: “Hi folks our apologies the ferry is off for a while we have had a major incident.
“A lady drove her car at speed into the river. Fortunately our skipper went in and dragged her out so no one was hurt.
“We need to get the car removed and will update asap.”