A report of a person trapped in a landslip near a Dorset holiday park has this afternoon sparked a major operation by emergency services. The alarm was raised just after 12.30pm (Tuesday July 24th) today by a member of the public close to the Freshwater Beach Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock, near Bridport.
Dorset Police, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service, the lifeboat from Lyme Regis, three Coastguard rescue teams, the Coastguard rescue helicopter and a Police helicopter are all currently at Lyme Bay dealing with the incident.
The specialist Urban Search and Rescue Team from Exeter is on its way.
Today's landslide comes two weeks after Somerset friends Rosemary Snell, 67, and Michael Rolfe, 72, died in a landslide at the Beaminster Tunnel, less than ten miles away. Their bodies were recovered from their crushed car.