Woman who died in horror beach landslide was Derbyshire volunteer

Dorset beach tragedy.
Dorset beach tragedy.

The tragic holidaymaker who died in a beach landslide in Dorset yesterday worked as a volunteer for a Derbyshire autism group.

Charlotte Blackman, 22, of Heanor, died after a 160ft-high cliff collapsed – burying her under 400 tonnes of rock – at the seaside resort of Burton Bradstock, Dorset.

Charlotte, who volunteered at the Ripley-based Derbyshire Autism Services Group for three years, was strolling the beach with her boyfriend and dad when the massive landslide happened.

Her body was found after a frantic nine-hour search last night. The two men are recovering in hospital.

On Facebook her uncle Douglas Blackman said: “I’m very, very sad, we lost Charlotte yesterday. We will always remember her.

“My thoughts are with my brother and his family in their darkest hour.”

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