Tribute to sea cave victim

A woman has died at a Dorset beauty spot after becoming trapped in a cave, despite a rescue effort. The victim was killed near the Tilly Whim caves at Durlston Head near Swanage. She became trapped in a cave at sea level.

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Investigation after woman dies in cave

RNLI lifeboat at the scene Credit: Donald Collier

Swimmer's death: Rescue teams were called to Tilly Whim Caves near Swanage yesterday afternoon. But it soon became clear that any rescue had to be made from the cliffs. The woman has not yet been named.

The attempted rescue by the RNLI Credit: Donald Collier

The woman died with the light failing and high tide approaching.

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