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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 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.
David Warren from Swindon in Wiltshire witnessed yesterday's landslide at Burton Bradstock.
After the first, smaller landslide, he tried to warn people to move away from the cliff.
Dr Simon Boxall from the University of Southampton's National Oceanography Centre blames the recent bad weather for yesterday's landslide. He says they are quite common in this area, but unusual in the summer.
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.
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."
A young woman who died after being buried by tonnes of rock following a landslide on a beach in Burton Bradstock, Dorset was named by her uncle today as Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire.
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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.
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 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.
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.
Police have confirmed that a body has been discovered in the search for a woman believed to have been trapped in a landslide on the Dorset coast.
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Emotional tributes have been paid to 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman described as a ‘lively, fun-loving woman’.
Emergency workers searching for a young woman reported missing following a landslide at a beach in Dorset have discovered a body.