Today a picture has begun to emerge about how a day at the beach turned into tragedy for a young holidaymaker who died in a landslip in Dorset.
Charlotte Blackman had been taking a stroll along the beach with her family and boyfriend when she was buried by tonnes of rock on Burton Bradstock Beach as part of a 160ft-high cliff collapsed.
Described as a ‘lively, fun-loving woman’, emotional tributes have been paid to the 22-year-old.
A volunteer for a Derbyshire charity, Charlotte was today fondly remembered by colleagues who said she was a ‘wonderful, wonderful young woman’. She worked one-to-one with people with autism at Derbyshire Autism Services Group.
Mrs Reeve said Charlotte had been with the group for three years and had ambitions to go into a career working with people with autism.
The body of Miss Blackman was recovered by rescue workers last night. Rescue teams worked for hours trying to locate the young woman amid hopes she could still be alive. But as darkness fell and her body was located hopes for a miraculous survival were ruined.
The inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Charlotte Anne Blackman.