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  • 21 July 2014, 21:36

Man Held After Fellow Climber Falls To His Death

A man has been arrested after a fellow climber plunged to his death from a coastal cliff.

A 51-year-old man was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough after falling at Kettleness Point, near Runswick Bay, north of Whitby, at around 12.40pm on Friday.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

North Yorkshire Police said a man his 20s, from the Whitby area, had been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.

It is believed he was climbing with the man who fell.

Officers have appealed for two walkers who were seen in the area at the time to come forward.

Temporary detective superintendent Steve Smith said: "This is a tragic incident involving two climbers who appear to have got into difficulty, resulting in the death of one of them.

"A full investigation is under way to establish exactly what happened."

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