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Road to beach still sealed off after 'cliff fall' tragedy

Road to beach still sealed off after 'cliff fall' tragedy

Published by Emma Carton at 10:01am 17th July 2019. (Updated at 2:51pm 17th July 2019)

The road to a popular beach in Cornwall remains sealed off after a fatal cliff fall incident.

On Tuesday, police confirmed that a man had been found dead at Sandymouth in Bude.

The Maritme and Coastguard Agency had reports of a rock fall, sparking a multi-agency operation.

Coastguard rescue teams, firefighters, paramedics and the air ambulance were scrambled but, tragically, the man could not be saved.

Pirate FM understands his body is expected to be recovered at low tide on Wednesday.

Coastguard rescue teams from Bude, Boscastle, Bideford and Hartland are all at the scene, supporting Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service.

"The road to Sandymouth Bay Beach in both directions closed due to incident from Stibb to Sandymouth Bay.

"Police are still dealing with an incident from yesterday.

"There is no vehicle access to Sandymouth Bay Beach at this time.

"Parts of Sandymouth Bay Beach are also closed".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

Visit Bude says the main car park at Sandymouth beach is closed but there is parking parking available in an adjacent field.

"The National Trust have confirmed that the main car park at Sandymouth Beach is closed, but parking is available in an adjacent field. Most of the beach is accessible.

"You may prefer to visit one of the other beaches in the area.

"Our thoughts are with the friends and family of those involved."

Visit Bude

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