Man dies in cliff fall at St Abbs

A 36-YEAR-OLD man died after falling from the cliffs at St Abbs on Sunday afternoon, March 18.

Coastguards received a call that a man had fallen about 50 feet down a cliff and coastguard rescue crews from Eyemouth and Dunbar attended, plus a Sea King helicopter.

Once on the scene they ascertained that the man was dead but the helicopter had mechanical problems and had to land so the man’s body was recovered by the coastguards and taken to Borders General Hospital.

At the time of going to press the man had not been identified, but police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

The coastguard report said the man had been walking along the bottom of the cliffs while his family was at the top and it’s believed he fell while trying to climb back up.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “If you find yourself trapped or in a distressed situation please call 999 - don’t attempt to get yourself out of the situation.”