Woman dies falling from 150ft cliffs in front of horrified beachgoers

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A woman has died after falling from cliffs in front of a packed beach at Durdle Door.

Police have confirmed the tragic news that the woman has died following the incident after she fell from the iconic Durdle Door cliffs in Dorset.

This incident took place in front of the packed Man O'War beach which was full of sunseekers at the time.

Emergency services including police and fire and rescue staff rushed to the beach but the woman was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident took place on the east side of the cliffs at Durdle Door on one of the hottest days of the year.

A spokesman for the Lulworth Estate, which owns the beach, said: "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."

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 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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