Woman’s body found on rocks in Lympstone

PUBLISHED: 11:02 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:02 30 July 2013


The body of a 34-year-old woman has been found at the foot of cliffs in Lympstone.

Police have confirmed they were called out last night at 7.55pm, along with the coastguard and ambulance service, after the woman was discovered at Darlings Rock, near the Swan Inn.

The woman, from Lympstone, was pronounced dead at the scene, and her next of kin have been informed.

Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

An Exmouth Coastguard spokesman said: “Exmouth Coastguard officers assisted police at both the cliff top in Cliff Field and the foot of the cliff with containing and maintaining a crime scene until CID and scene’s of crimes officers arrived.

“After approximately two hours, police had concluded their on-scene investigations, and due to the state of the tide, Exmouth Coastguards requested Exmouth Inshore Lifeboat to assist with the recovery of the deceased.

“The deceased was transported by lifeboat to Exmouth Lifeboat Station to be received by coastguard officers, RNLI crews and the undertakers.

“Our condolences are with the deceased’s family at this very distressing time.”

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