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Early enquiries into woman’s death at Seven Sisters indicate it was a tragic accident

23 Jun, 2017 12:39 News


Early enquiries into the death of a woman at Seven Sisters Country Park indicate it was a tragic accident.

At 2.22pm on Thursday (22 June), emergency services responded to reports of the incident just east of Cuckmere Haven.

Police, fire, coastguard and ambulance were all in attendance, and the body of a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was found at the foot of the cliff.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Emma Brice, District Commander for the area, said: “While we cannot speculate exactly how the woman died, early enquiries suggest this was a tragic accident. We are continuing to appeal for witnesses as part of the investigation, however the full circumstances will be subject to an inquest and we will not be releasing any further information at this stage.

“The coroner for East Sussex has been informed and we are currently making attempts to notify the next of kin.”

Inspector John Adams, of the East Sussex Neighbourhood Response Team, added: “We’d like to remind people to take care around cliff tops and stay well away from the edge, especially in light of the incidents at Seaford Head on Wednesday (21 June) and Thursday (22 June).

“At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the woman’s death occurred as a result of an erosion to the cliff and it is in no way connected to the Seaford Head incidents.”

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to report it online quoting serial 768 of 22/06.


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