Holidaymaker in his 40s dies in front of his family after he slipped
Holidaymaker in his 40s dies in front of his family after he slipped and fell while climbing 200ft cliff in Dorset
- Tourist climbed part-way up Stair Hole at Lulworth Cove when he slipped and fell
- Air ambulance, coastguards, lifeboat crew and police rushed to scene yesterday
- Man received medical treatment from paramedics but he died at the scene
A holidaymaker in his 40s has died in front of his family after he slipped and fell while climbing a 200ft cliff in Dorset.
The tourist, who was aged in his 40s, had climbed part-way up 200ft tall Stair Hole at Lulworth Cove, Dorset, when he slipped and fell.
An air ambulance, coastguards, a lifeboat crew and police rushed to the scene at 6.30pm yesterday.
The man received medical treatment from paramedics but his injuries were so severe he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The tourist, who was aged in his 40s, had climbed part-way up 200ft tall Stair Hole (pictured) at Lulworth Cove, Dorset, when he slipped and fell
Witnesses described of how the man’s family was consoled by police officers and coastguard members at the time.
It is not known how far the man, who was from the Bedfordshire area, fell.
A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: ‘Dorset Police received a report at around 6.30pm on Sunday that a man had fallen off rocks at Stair Hole near to Lulworth Cove in the Purbeck area.
‘Officers attended the incident together with other emergency services. Very sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘His family has been informed and the coroner has been notified. There were no suspicious circumstances.’
A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard confirmed that crews were sent to the scene including a coastguard helicopter.
An air ambulance, coastguards, a lifeboat crew and police rushed to the scene at 6.30pm yesterday
She said: ‘A 999 call was received at around 6.30pm yesterday after a man fell from Stair Hole near Lulworth Cove.
‘The Lee-on-Solent helicopter, Weymouth RNLI lifeboat and the Lulworth and Kimmeridge Coastguard Rescue Teams were sent.’
In June, a woman slipped and fell to her death from cliffs at nearby Man O’ War Bay.
Mother-of-five Tahira Jabeen, 46, had been taking a short cut down the steep cliff that is close to Durdle Door when she plunged about 100ft.
And today coastguards issued fresh warnings about the dangers of taking selfies close to cliff edges after a man was seen balancing on a 19ins wide cliff path at Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage, while posing for a photo.
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