A WOMAN has died after falling from a cliff near Durdle Door.

Emergency services, including police officers, ambulance crews and firefighters, were called in response to a 'person falling from height' at Man O'War beach at 3.07pm on Monday.

A witness said there was a 'large' emergency services response as vehicles rushed to the scene.

Dorset Police say the woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Police officers are now investigating the circumstances of this death and are carrying out enquires to understand what has happened.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: "At 3.07pm on Monday, June 14, 2021, Dorset Police received a report that a woman had fallen from a cliff at Durdle Door near Lulworth.

"Officers are attending together with other emergency services colleagues. Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are investigating the circumstances of this tragic incident."

HM Coastguard said it coordinating the response following multiple 999 calls to the incident.

A spokesman said: "Lulworth and Kimmeridge Coastguard Rescue Teams, along with HM Coastguard’s helicopter from Lee-on-Solent were sent along with South Western Ambulance and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Dorset Police."

A spokeswoman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that fire crews from Bere Regis, Dorchester and Weymouth were at the scene to support emergency services.

She said: "We were called at 3.14pm after reports that someone had fallen from height at Man O'War beach.

"We have crews from Bere Regis and Dorchester in attendance, along with a technical rescue team from Weymouth."