Newlywed dies in honeymoon cliff fall

Newlywed dies in honeymoon cliff fallPA

A British man has fallen to his death from a cliff in Portugal, six days into his honeymoon.

The Sun reports that Brian Orton, 45, stumbled and fell from a cliffside path while out walking near his hotel in Albufeira.

His wife, Catherine, was walking ahead of him and didn't realise what had happened until she turned around and saw that he had vanished.

Hotel staff found Mr Orton at the bottom of a 100ft cliff with serious head injuries.

Catherine, 40, from Coundon, Co Durham, said: "We were walking up a path next to an open-air escalator.

"When I turned around he'd disappeared. I didn't want to see what had happened, so I rushed to the hotel and told them. It has come as a massive shock. I still expect him to walk through the door."

The couple had known each other since their schooldays, but only started dating last year. They married on June 21 - Brian's birthday - and flew to Portugal six days later.

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