Girl who died in seaside rock fall was the light of our lives - family

The family of a nine-year-old girl who died when rocks fell from a cliff in a seaside village have described her as "the light of our lives".

Harriet Forster died following the accident in the picturesque village of Staithes on Wednesday afternoon, North Yorkshire Police said.

The force said she was visiting Staithes with her family from their home in Oxford.

Harriet Forster

In a statement, her family said: "We cannot comprehend the enormity of this tragedy.

"Harriet was the light of our lives.

"We ask that you give us time as a family to support each other through our indescribable pain. Thank you."

Officers said they are compiling a report about the circumstances of the death on behalf of the coroner.

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