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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