Two people have been found dead at the bottom of Dover cliffs. Police have said they believe them to be brother and sister. The siblings have not been identified and they are believed to be in their sixties. They were spotted by rescue teams when searching for another man on New Year’s Day in the afternoon.
The pair was found at the base of Langdon Cliffs in Dover, Kent.
The other man is believed to be in his 40s and from Manchester. He too has been found dead. None of the three deaths are being treated as suspicious, and the death of the siblings and the other man are not linked, according to the police. A spokesman for Kent Police said, “Although formal identifications are yet to take place, the first man is believed to be a man in his 40s from the Greater Manchester area. His next of kin has been informed. His death is not being treated as suspicious.”
An appeal has been launched by Kent Police, for anyone who may have seen the brother and sister between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. A spokesman for Kent Police, said, “The second man and woman are believed to be a brother and sister in their 60s from the Cheshire area. Officers do not believe the deaths of the second man and woman are connected to the death of the first man.
“Their deaths are not being treated as suspicious at this time and inquiries are ongoing to identify next of kin and reports are being compiled for the coroner.”
According to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) at Dover, the first body was winched by rescue helicopter, and about half a mile from his body, were the bodies of the brother and sister. A spokesman described the seas as “quite rough” and the discovery of the bodies as “tragic.”
Teams from Langdon Battery and Deal coastguard stations, Dover RNLI, and a Lydd-based UK search and rescue helicopter were deployed in the search.