Woman killed on Welsh beach by falling rocks was 'such a happy person'

Georgina Le Fjord had been celebrating the end of an exam with a friend when falling rock from the cliff struck her

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A young woman who was killed by a falling rock on a south Wales beach has been named as Georgina Le Fjord.

The 23-year-old was killed while celebrating the end of her Maths A-level exam with a friend, in what has been described as a “tragic accident,” on Llantwit Major beach in the Vale of Glamorgan last week.

Ms Le Fjord, who was known by friends as “Georgie Ford,” was originally from Salisbury and had been picnicking with friend Martha Ormerod, 25, about five metres away from the cliff when she was struck in the head by falling rocks.

Her boyfriend, Paul Biggs, 24, said that Ms Le Fjord had gone dress shopping with a friend before going down to the beach that they had been to many times before.

She had been hoping to start a computer sciences degree at Cardiff University in September.

“We wanted to live by the sea and Llantwit Major was the perfect place,” Mr Biggs told Wales Online.

“She was doing what she loved when she died.”

According to Mr Biggs, despite a number o0f signs warning beach goers of the dangers of falling rocks, Ms Le Fjord was “a good distance from the foot of the cliffs.”

“Georgie was such a happy person,” he added.

South Wales Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Ms Le Fjord's death.

A spokesman said: “It is a tragic accident and the coroner has been informed.”

An inquest into Ms Le Fjord's death will be opened later this week.

Additional Reporting: PA