The Daily Telegraph

Climber falls to his death from Dorset cliff


An experience­d climber has died after he fell from a 200ft cliff.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, was one of three climbers at Guillemot Ledge, near Swanage, Dorset, on Saturday afternoon. It is not known how far up the climber was, but he fell from “quite high” to the bottom of the cliff on the water’s edge, according to a spokesman for Swanage RNLI.

The RNLI, coastguard teams and an air ambulance were scrambled and arrived within minutes, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Guillemot Ledge is the highest section of cliff along the Swanage coast and is popular with climbers.

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