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Girl, nine, dies after being struck by rock fall in Staithes, North Yorkshire 

A 9-year-old girl has died of serious head injuries after a rock fall at Seaton Garth in Staithes. 

North Yorkshire Police were contacted at 4.47pm to reports of an incident at the seaside town. 

Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Coastguard were all in attendance.

Sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, the girl died at the scene from her injuries.

Her family are currently being supported by specialist trained officers.

The accident occurred under the cliffs in the seaside village of Staithes, north Yorkshire 

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 The RNLI said in a statement: “The RNLI can confirm that volunteer crew members of Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station responded to a rock fall at Seaton Garth in Staithes this afternoon.

“The RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew attended to a child who sadly died at the scene.

“The RNLI, and in particular the volunteers of Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station, would like to share their deepest condolences with the child’s family.”

Article Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/08/girl-nine-dies-struck-rock-fall-staithes-north-yorkshire/

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