Girl, 13, found dead at bottom of Devon cliffs in holiday tragedy

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A 13-year-old girl holidaying in Devon with her family was found dead at the bottom Sandy Bay cliffs in Exmouth on Saturday April 17.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the girl’s body was found at the base of Sandy Bay cliffs in Exmouth.

The girl, who was from out of the area, had been on holiday with her family at the Haven Devon Cliffs Holiday Park.

Eyewitness told Devon Live the scene was "very significant" with a large ambulance and police presence.

The teenager's next-of-kin have been informed, police said, stating that the girl's death is not being treated as suspicious.

The force added that a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Her death comes after the force received reports of a person in "difficulty."

Police said there were concerns for the welfare of an individual, stating that somebody might be in "difficulty" around the cliffs.

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A Devon and Cornwall police spokesperson said: "Devon and Cornwall Police attended a location in Exmouth after reports that a person was in difficulty.

"The body of a 13-year-old girl, who was on holiday with her family from out of the force area, was discovered at the base of cliffs at Sandy Bay, Exmouth.

"Her next-of-kin have been informed.

"Her death is not being treated as suspicious. A file is being prepared for the coroner."

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