Mother and son die after falling 100ft on Dartmoor in Devon


Mother and son die after falling 100ft on Dartmoor in Devon

A 24-year-old woman and her five-year-old son have been killed after falling from rocks while walking on Dartmoor in Devon.

The pair died after falling 80 to 100ft at Haytor, a 1.500ft granite outcrop and famous landmark, which attracts thousands of tourists to the Dartmoor National Park every year, reports the Daily Mail.

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, the incident happened at 11.50am on Friday. An air ambulance, police helicopter and members of the Dartmoor Rescue Group attended the scene.

Acting Chief Inspetor Adrian Leisk, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said officers found two bodies when they arrived at the scene.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman told that the deaths were being treated as "unexplained".

Mike Nendick, from the national park, told the BBC: "When you have an attractive landscape, whether it's on the coast or moors, it attracts people.

"There's always the potential for accidents.

"But we would urge members of the public to wear sensible footwear and consider weather conditions when walking on the moors."

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