Girl aged nine dies after suspected 'rockfall' in Staithes in North Yorkshire

A young girl has died after a suspected rockfall in North Yorkshire.

Staithes. Picture: Google.

Emergency services were called to reports of the rockfall in Seaton Garth, Staithes, Scarborough, at about 4.50pm today (Wednesday).

A nine-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries during the incident, according to a spokesman for North Yorkshire Police.

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She died at the scene from her injuries.

The spokesman added: "Her family are currently being supported by specialist trained officers."

Firefighters, paramedics, the coastguard and the air ambulance were called to the scene.