Woman dies after falling from cliff near Durdle Door

Dorset Police are investigating the circumstances following the death of a woman who fell from the cliff above the Man o’ War Beach near Durdle Door in Dorset.

The incident happened just after 3 pm on Monday 14th June 2021. Ambulance, coastguard, rescue helicopters, fire service and police all responded to the 999 calls made by beachgoers, who’d witnessed what happened.

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Emergency teams attended to the woman, but were unable to save her.

Man o’ War Bay is next to Durdle Door and there are steep steps down to the beach, which take about 15 minutes to walk down.

Coastguard and ambulance at Lulworth
Library image / Lulworth Coastguard

Emergency services including the ambulance and coastguard were at the scene

“Woman was pronounced dead at the scene”

Dorset Police said:

“At 3.07 pm on Monday 14th June 2021, 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.”

Man o' War Bay
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The steep cliff down to the beach at Man o’War Cove

Fallen from a height at Man o’ War Beach

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews from Bere Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth attended the scene after reports that someone had fallen from a height at Man o’ War Beach.

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