'Sinking' car disappeared into bed of blackberry

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A car appearing to sink in a bed of blackberry was the subject of an urgent response from emergency services this morning near Te Puke.

Initial reports to 111 about 8.20am suggested a woman was trapped inside a sinking car off the side of State Highway 2, near Maketu Rd.

However, when emergency services arrived there was no body of water or anyone trapped.

A reporter at the scene said the car appeared to have crashed into a ditch at the side of the road, into a large amount of blackberry.

Two young women were being spoken to by police but no one was seriously hurt.

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