Three bodies found at foot of Beachy Head as police hunt for fourth

Three bodies found at foot of Beachy Head as police hunt for fourth

  • 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  

Iain Burns For Mailonline

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Fiona Parker For The Daily Mail

Three bodies were recovered from a well-known suicide spot 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)

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 have not yet confirmed this is the case.

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