Postie’s nar­row es­cape from Ital­ian Job-style cliffhange­r

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HE was only sup­posed to de­liver the mail…

But this Parcelforc­e driver seemed to have re- en­acted the clos­ing cliffhange­r scene of The Ital­ian Job when his van was spot­ted ap­par­ently dan­gling a few feet from a 200ft drop into the sea.

The heart-stop­ping moment was cap­tured by a walker and his wife as they wan­dered along a coastal path in Tin­tagel, Corn­wall.

The man, who did not want to be named, said they were re­turn­ing home when they found the van hang­ing off the cliff’s edge and the driver ly­ing on the grass. He said: ‘We thought he was in shock but he was ly­ing back calling for a tow... We see some really un­usual things but this was per­haps the most un­usual. Had he gone for per­haps an­other me­tre the sit­u­a­tion could have been very dif­fer­ent; he would have gone down over a cliff about 200ft.’

A Parcelforc­e World­wide spokesman said: ‘At no stage was our driver at risk in this in­ci­dent. The van was some dis­tance from the cliff edge and there is a grass verge in front of the ve­hi­cle where the driver was able to exit in safety with no in­juries.’

They added: ‘The van was re­cov­ered. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been com­menced to find out what hap­pened.’

Real-life drama: The van ap­pears to teeter on the verge of a 200ft drop

Fi­nal scene: The dan­gling coach in The Ital­ian Job from 1969

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