Man dies is Borders cliff fall

by Kirsty Topping

The man's body was removed by an RAF helicopter

A MAN has died after falling from cliffs near a holiday camp.

The victim, who has not been named, is beleved to have been walking his dog near Eyemouth Holiday Park when he slipped and fell.

Paramedics were forced to absil down the cliff to reach the man, but were unable to save him.

The man, who is believed to be a resident of the holiday park, was promounced dead at the scene.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

An RAF helicopter was scrambled to remove the body.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called to Weasel Loch near Fort Point, Eyemouth, around 10pm on Saturday, September 3, after concerns were raised over the safety of a 58-year-old man who had gone missing in the area.

“The Coastguard was also contacted to assist with the search, and the man’s body was discovered at the foot of the cliff.

“Paramedics who had abseiled down the cliff to administer treatment pronounced him dead at the scene, and his body was airlifted from the area by RAF Boulmer.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”