Driver dies after car plunges off 200ft cliff onto rocks in Yorkshire

Driver dies after car plunges off 200ft cliff and onto rocks close to popular Yorkshire holiday park

  • A car plunged 200ft off a cliff onto rocks below near a popular holiday park
  • The tragic incident occurred shortly after 1:30pm yesterday near Filey, Yorkshire
  • After several hours police confirmed that a man who was inside the car had died

A man died yesterday after his car plunged off a cliff near a popular holiday park in North Yorkshire.

Police rushed to a cliff near the Blue Dolphin holiday park, near Filey, shortly after 1:30pm to reports of a car going off the side of a cliff onto the rocks far below.

The drop from the cliffs on the Cleveland Way are around 200ft, though the area is popular with tourists and is part of a well-known National Trail.

The man was the person inside of the car when it went over the edge close – several hours later North Yorkshire Police confirmed that the man had died.

Pictures from the scene show multiple emergency service vehicles next to the cliff edge. 

A man has died after his car went over a cliff yesterday near a popular holiday park in  North Yorkshire

The remains of the destroyed car can be seen after its 200ft fall onto the rocks

The crash happened at about 1:35pm yesterday near Haven’s Blue Dolphin holiday park in Filey

A multi-agency rescue operation was staged and involved North Yorkshire Police, the Coastguard, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and the air ambulance service.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: ‘We can now confirm that sadly, a man, who was the only occupant of the vehicle that went over the cliff near Filey earlier today, died this afternoon.

‘His family have been informed; however, we are not yet in a position to release his identity.

‘Police investigators remain at the scene of the incident to examine the scene and establish the circumstances.

‘A multi-agency operation is in place to arrange for the recovery the vehicle from the base of the cliffs.’

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