Bodies of two women are discovered at the bottom of 160ft cliffs

Bodies of two women are discovered at the bottom of 160ft cliffs near seaside town of Peacehaven in East Sussex

  • Police said the two women that were found have not yet been formally identified
  • Lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter scrambled to the cliffs near Peacehaven
  • But the women were declared dead at the scene, according to Sussex Police

The bodies of two women have been recovered after they were seen at the bottom of cliffs in Sussex.

Police said the two women have not been formally identified.

Lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter were scrambled to the cliffs near the popular seaside resort of Peacehaven.

The bodies of two women have been recovered after they were seen at the bottom of cliffs in Sussex

The women were declared dead at the scene, Sussex Police said. A spokesman confirmed the bodies had been recovered from the cliffs

The women were declared dead at the scene, Sussex Police said. A spokesman confirmed the bodies had been recovered from the cliffs.

‘Sussex Police, assisted by the coastguard, retrieved the bodies of two women from the cliffs at The Highway in Peacehaven this morning.

Lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter were scrambled to the cliffs near the popular seaside resort of Peacehaven

 A spokesman for the coastguard said: ‘HM Coastguard has this morning been assisting Sussex Police with an incident at Rushy Hill, Peacehaven’

‘Sadly, both women were declared dead at the scene. Formal identification has yet to have taken place.’

A spokesman for the coastguard said: ‘HM Coastguard has this morning been assisting Sussex Police with an incident at Rushy Hill, Peacehaven.

‘Newhaven Coastguard Rescue Team, Newhaven RNLI lifeboat and the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd were sent.’

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