Man dies in front of his family after plunging 200 feet from cliff in Dorset

A MAN has died after falling off a cliff at a coastal beauty spot in front of his horrified family on the hottest day of the year. 

The tourist, who was in his 40s, had climbed part-way up the 200ft tall Stair Hole at Lulworth Cove, Dorset, when he slipped and fell.

An air ambulance, coastguards, a lifeboat crew and police raced to the scene at 6.30pm yesterday as temperatures soared into the late 20s. 

The man received treatment from paramedics – but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses described how the man’s family was consoled by police officers and coastguard members at the time.

It is not known how far the man, who was from the Bedfordshire area, fell.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: “Dorset Police received a report at around 6.30pm on Sunday that a man had fallen off rocks at Stair Hole near to Lulworth Cove in the Purbeck area.

“Officers attended the incident together with other emergency services. Very sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His family has been informed and the coroner has been notified. There were no suspicious circumstances.”