Dorset

Woman dies after Swanage coast cliff fall

Peverill Point Image copyright Jim Champion
Image caption Emergency services battled rain and high winds to rescue the woman who was seen going over the cliff

A woman has died after falling from cliffs on the Dorset coast.

A member of the public raised the alarm after seeing the woman, aged in her 50s, fall at Peveril Point, near Swanage, on Saturday afternoon.

She died from serious head and chest injuries on Sunday morning, after being airlifted to hospital, Dorset Police said.

Rescuers had "worked hard in very difficult weather" to reach her, it added.

Police said the woman's family had been informed.

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