Cliff fall horror as Edinburgh student plunges to her death at world famous beauty spot

The incident took place on Saturday May 4 at the Cliffs of Moher.
The incident took place on Saturday May 4 at the Cliffs of Moher. -Credit:Getty Images

A foreign national, studying at a Scots university, has died after falling from the world famous Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

The horror incident took place on at 1.20pm Saturday, May 4, after the woman travelled to the beauty spot with three friends. It is believed that she lost her footing before she tragically fell to her death.

It is understood that she was a Belgian national who was studying medicine in Edinburgh. CorkBeo reports that a multi-agency response was drafted to the scene, including police, RNLI and the Irish Coastguard.

Members of the Doolin unit of the Coast Guard and Gardaí responded to the location while the Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter was also tasked. A rescue helicopter was also in attendance.

A search of the area was carried out and a body was quickly located. The body was then taken to Doolin Coastguard station where the woman was formally pronounced dead. The body is expected to be transported by hearse to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “Gardaí and emergency services conducted an operation following reports of an incident at the Cliffs Moher. The body of a woman, aged in her early 20s, was removed from the water by emergency services. Her body remains at the scene.”

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