Man Dies After Car Plunges 200ft Off Cliff In Filey, North Yorkshire

A man has been killed after his car plunged over a cliff near the Blue Dolphin Holiday Park in Filey, North Yorkshire.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene in North Yorkshire
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene in North Yorkshire

Local police confirmed the tragic incident occurred at approximately 1.30pm yesterday. The vehicle is thought to have plummeted around 200ft from the cliffs close to the Blue Dolphin Holiday Park.

A large emergency response was orchestrated but tragically the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "A man has sadly died after his car went over the cliff near Filey this afternoon, October 18.

"The incident happened shortly after 1.30pm this afternoon - emergency services including North Yorkshire Police, the Coastguard, Fire Service, RNLI, and ambulance service were at the scene."

"We can now confirm that sadly, a man, who was the only occupant of the vehicle that went over the cliff near Filey earlier today, died this afternoon.

"His family have been informed, however, we are not yet in a position to release his identity.

"Police investigators remain at the scene of the incident to examine the scene and establish the circumstances that led to the car going over the cliff.

"A multi-agency operation is in place to arrange for the recovery of the vehicle from the base of the cliffs."

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