Teen dies in cliff fall

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A WIGAN teenager has died after an horrific cliff fall while on a family holiday in Cornwall.

The 16-year-old from Lowton is understood to have been climbing with a friend at Cadgwith Cove when tragedy struck on Sunday afternoon.

He fell between 40ft and 50ft and sustained what police described as “very serious injuries.”

Members of the public on the beach tried to give first aid and a coastguard rescue team was called along with ambulance crews.

The boy was flown to Truro’s Royal Cornwall Hospital by a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.

His family remained at his hospital bedside until he died from his injuries later that night.

Police are now preparing a file for the coroner and have confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious.