Woman dies after falling from cliff at Durdle Door

A woman has died after falling from a cliff at a popular coastal spot.

Dorset police said they were investigating the circumstances of the incident, which took place on Monday afternoon at Durdle Door.

The force said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Dorset police spokeswoman said: “At 3.07pm on Monday, Dorset police received a report that a woman had fallen from a cliff at Durdle Door near Lulworth. Officers 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 said: “We attended this incident in support of police and coastguard colleagues. We were called at 3.14pm after reports that someone had fallen from height at Man O’War beach. Crews from Bere Regis and Dorchester attended, along with a technical rescue team from Weymouth.”

source: theguardian.com