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Three bodies are found at the foot of Beachy Head as police hunt for fourth missing person

  • Emergency services were called to the scene at about 4.30pm this afternoon 
  • Coastguards, lifeboat crews and police were in the area throughout the evening
  • It is understood that police are now searching for a fourth body at the scene  

Three bodies were recovered from the bottom of a cliff prompting a major emergency services operation – with police still searching for a fourth.

Police, coastguards and lifeboat crews arrived at Beachy Head, East Sussex, yesterday, where a first body was found. 

However it is understood that when emergency crews arrived two separate bodies were discovered in the same area on the beach below cliffs.

Three bodies were recovered from a well-known suicide spot yesterday, prompting a major emergency services operation. Local media report police are still searching for a fourth

Emergency services were called to Beachy Head at about 3.30pm yesterday (stock picture)

Emergency services were called to Beachy Head at about 3.30pm yesterday (stock picture)

None of the incidents are thought to be related and police believe the three individuals may not have died on the same day.

The first body was found when police when responded to an incident that took place yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the force had been in the area all day and they were called to the area at 3.30pm.

Last night local media reported a search was ongoing for a fourth body. However Sussex Police did not confirm this was the case.

Police, coastguards and a helicopter crew arrive at Beachy Head, East Sussex, yesterday

Police, coastguards and a helicopter crew arrive at Beachy Head, East Sussex, yesterday

The first body was found when police when responded to an incident that took place yesterday

The first body was found when police when responded to an incident that took place yesterday

The cliffs are 530ft (162m) at their highest point.

More than 350,000 people visit the cliffs at Birling Gap and Seven Sisters each year. 

Beachy Head is a notorious suicide spot. 

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the force remained at the scene for the rest of the day

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the force remained at the scene for the rest of the day

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