Three bodies found near White Cliffs of Dover

Police believe the deaths are not linked

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Three people were found dead near Dover's cliffs on Sunday afternoon.

According to the BBC, police went to Langdon Cliffs after concern was raised for the welfare of a man.

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The Coastguard then discovered the bodies of another man and woman around half a mile away.

A police spokesman told Kent Online: "We were called at 2.27pm due to concern for the welfare of a man at Langdon Cliffs, Dover.

"Officers attended and the body of a man was subsequently discovered at the bottom of the cliffs by the coastguard.

"During the search the coastguard also discovered the bodies of a second man and a woman.

"Officers do not believe their deaths are linked to that of the first man."

Sky News reports that a rescue helicopter was sent to the scene where the first man was found.

A Dover RNLI spokesman said: "The conditions were quite rough. The other two were rescued by Coastguard teams on the shore.

"It's tragic really."