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Woman falls 150 feet to her death from seaside cliffs as horrified tourists look on


It is understood the woman was climbing down rocky cliffs which form part of the famous Durdle Door cliff face in Dorset when she fell yesterday afternoon.

She fell onto rocks near a beach and suffered fatal injuries, reports Devon Live.

Police are investigating the death but do not believe it to be suspicious.

Emergency services had dashed to Durdle Door at around 3.15pm but the woman died at the scene.

The woman’s name, age and other details are yet to be disclosed.

A spokesperson for the Lulworth Estate, which owns the beach, told Mirror Online: “I understand that a woman fell whilst climbing down the cliffs above Man o’ War beach.

“Dorset Police requested our staff to assist with controlling visitors to enable the helicopter to land.”

The famous cliff archway has seen several emergency incidents over the past year as it has become a popular spot for tombstoners.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: “At 3.07pm Dorset Police received a report that a woman had fallen from a cliff at Durdle Door near Lulworth.

“Officers are attended together with other emergency services colleagues. Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are investigating the circumstances of this tragic incident.”

A spokeswoman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that fire crews from Bere Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth were at the scene to support emergency services.

She said: “We were called at 3.14pm after reports that someone had fallen from height at Man O’War beach.

“We have crews from Bere Regis and Dorchester in attendance, along with a technical rescue team from Weymouth.”

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