Burton Bradstock Landslide

Inquest takes place today into death of a woman crushed by rocks at Burton Bradstock, Dorset.

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Dorset landslide: Reaction from the Fire Service

Dorset Fire And Rescue Service has described yesterday's operation to locate the woman buried in the rubble on the beach at Burton Bradstock as an extremely difficult operation.

Speaking at a press conference, a spokesman said that they had always hoped to find her alive, and are deeply saddened by the loss.

Dorset Fire & Rescue speaking to the press this lunchtime. Credit: ITV News

Dorset Police has also expressed their sadness after yesterday's tragic events.

Family liaison officers are with the relatives of the woman who was confirmed by her uncle as 22 year old Charlotte Blackman. She was on holiday from Derbyshire with her boyfriend, younger brother and father.


Dorset landslide victim 'was a lively, fun-loving woman'

The uncle of Charlotte Blackman - the young woman who was killed when she was buried by 400 tonnes of rock in a massive landslide on a beach in Dorset - has paid tribute to her.

The landslide happened near Burton Bradstock, Dorset. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Douglas Blackman, said: "I don't have many words at the moment, to be honest. I found out last night at about 11pm. She was on holiday with her whole family, her mum Rachel, dad Kevin, sister Sinead, little brother Mitchell, and boyfriend Matt.

"My brother and her boyfriend and her little brother were there when it happened. I understand the boyfriend got her little brother away into the sea to get him from it. She was a lively, fun-loving woman, who had her whole life in front of her."


Body recovered following landslip in Dorset

The body of a woman has been found at the scene of a huge landslip in Dorset. It follows a major rescue operation at Freshwater Beach in Burton Bradstock after tonnes of rock came crashing down from the cliffs.

The body is believed to be that of a 22 year old woman who was reported missing following the landslide. Visitors to West Dorset are being advised to avoid beaches with a cliff backdrop because of the risk of more landslides. More on this story.

Warning to walkers and holidaymakers after fatal landslide in Dorset

The Dorset Local Resilience Forum, which is made up of the police, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, all the local councils and the coastguards, has issued a warning following the landslide at Burton Bradstock which claimed the life of a young woman.

It's estimated that 400 tonnes of rock fell in the collapse. Credit: ITV West

It is advising residents and visitors to West Dorset to avoid cliffs and beaches with a cliff backdrop. Emergency services believe the heavy rain over the last few weeks combined with the recent heatwave caused the tragedy. It's estimated that 400 tonnes of rock fell in the collapse.

'Tragic accident' led to landslip death

Police have released a statement after a body was recovered from a beach where a landslip occurred earlier today. A search operation has been stood down.

At approximately 9.40pm this evening, Tuesday July 24th, search crews located a body on Burton Bradstock Beach. The body is believed to be that of a 22-year-old woman reported missing earlier in the day following a landslide at the location. Next of kin are aware and family liaison officers are supporting the family.

The coroner has been informed.

At this time there are no further reports of missing people at the location and the search operation has been stood down.

It is believed the incident was a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

– Dorset Police
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