Young woman dies after falling from Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

She was reportedly visiting the tourist attraction with friends

Holly Evans
Sunday 05 May 2024 16:09 BST
The woman was visiting the area with friends when she fell from the cliffs
The woman was visiting the area with friends when she fell from the cliffs (Getty)

A young woman in her twenties has died after falling from the popular tourist attraction the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

The woman was reportedly visiting with three friends when she fell on Saturday afternoon, Irish broadcaster RTE said. 

The Irish coast guard was contacted at around 1.20pm and a coordinated search operation was launched, with a rescue helicopter locating her body.

An Aran Islands’ RNLI lifeboat was able to recover her body shortly after 3pm.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardai and emergency services conducted an operation following reports of an incident at the Cliffs of Moher this afternoon.

“The body of a woman, aged in her early twenties, was removed from the water by emergency services.’

The cliffs, in Co Clare, are one of Ireland’s most scenic tourist destinations, with an estimated 1.5 million people visiting each year.

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