69-year-old climber from Milton Keynes dies after falling from cliff in Dorset

    A 69 year old man from Milton Keynes has died after falling from a cliff in Dorset.

    Emergency services, including swanage lifeboats, coastguard cliff rescue teams, a coastguard helicopter and air ambulance were called to rescue a Milton Keynes man at around at 4.47pm on Saturday 17th September.

    The 69 year old climber had fallen near Dancing Ledge along the Purbeck coast in Dorset.

    A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “Very sadly it was confirmed that the man, aged 69 and from Milton Keynes, was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

    “His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

    A spokesperson from Swanage Lifeboat Station told Swanage News: “The inshore lifeboat was able to quickly transfer two Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance paramedics from Dancing Ledge to the all weather lifeboat, to take over care of the casualty and, tragically, the paramedics declared that the casualty had not survived the fall.

    “The air ambulance and lifeboats made their way back to Swanage to be met by police while the coastguard teams made sure that other climbers in the area and the scene were safe.

    “Our thoughts are with the casualty’s family and friends at this time.”

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