Landslide victim just '10 feet from safety'

Charlotte Blackman, 22, from Heanor in Derbyshire

A young woman from Heanor in Derbyshire, who was killed when she was trapped underneath a rockfall at a beach in Dorset, was "10ft from safety", an inquest heard today.

Charlotte Blackman, 22, was strolling along Freshwater Beach with her family when around 400 tonnes of rock from the Jurassic Coastline cliffs crashed down on top of her, killing her almost instantly.

The inquest at Dorchester County Hall today heard that she died accidentally, as the result of an "act of nature".

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Landslide Victim Inquest

A young woman killed when she was trapped underneath a substantial rockfall at a coastal beauty spot was "10ft from safety", an inquest heard today.