Woman dies at cliffs near Eastbourne

A woman died at the cliffs near Eastbourne yesterday.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 1:18 pm
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 12:26 pm

The Eastbourne volunteer lifeboat crew were called to an incident involving police last night.

A statement from the crew said they were ‘requested to launch the inshore lifeboat and tasked to assist police, local coastguards and the coastguard rescue helicopter with an incident’.

A statement from Sussex Police said, “Police responded to a report that a woman fell from a cliff near Beachy Head, Eastbourne at 5.27pm on Friday, May 14.

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“Officers attended and sadly it was confirmed that the woman had died.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner’s officer has been informed.”

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