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Girl, 11, dies after cliff fall

An 11-year-old girl has died in hospital after falling around 15ft (4.5m) from a cliff, police said.

Officers were called to the beach at Perranporth, Cornwall, at around 1.15pm to find the child had slipped through a gap in a cliff into a water-filled cave.

The girl, who was on holiday with her family from Hampshire, was airlifted to Treliske Hospital in a critical condition but died, a Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said.

She was believed to have fallen as she climbed cliffs around a rock pool near the Droskyn Point car park.

Beach lifeguards and the St Agnes Coastguard rescue team also attended the incident, which is not being treated as suspicious.


From Belfast Telegraph