A girl aged nine has sadly died after suffering serious head injuries in a rock fall on a beach in North Yorkshire.
Emergency services responded to the horrific incident just after 4.45pm following reports a girl has been hurt.
Despite frantic efforts by emergency service workers she sadly died at the scene.
#staithes So sad in Staithes to hear a young girl has lost her life in a rockfall. Condolences to her family and all involved in today’s shocking event and emergency response pic.twitter.com/X8eCoqTN1u
— Barbara Govan (@screenhouseprod) August 8, 2018
North Yorkshire Police have confirmed the sad news and have also said they are supporting the family at this difficult time.
Police, Fire, Ambulance, Air Ambulance and the Coastguard all worked together to attempt to save the girls life.
Police Hours thoughts and preys at this difficult time are with this young girls family and friends.