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Cliff face fall kills woman.

A WOMAN killed when part of a cliff face fell on her has been named by police.

Caroline Palser, 55, was walking along the shore in the South Beach area of Whitehaven, Cumbria, when she was buried by the rubble.

The victim, from Frizington, Cumbria, is one of two people killed, while a third is missing after torrential rain and high winds battered Britain at New Year.

One man died after apparently coming into contact with a fallen electricity cable, and another was washed out to sea by a large wave.

Meanwhile, engineers battled to reconnect thousands of homes without power in Scotland, where some traditional Hogmanay celebrations were called off because of the storms.

More than 26,000 homes across Scotland suffered loss of power as a result of the storms.

In the tragedy in Whitehaven, rescuers called at 11.50am battled desperately to save Ms Palser but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 60s was electrocuted by a fallen cable in a field close to Wembury, near Plymouth, Devon, just before 1pm on Sunday.

Meanwhile the search for a holidaymaker washed into heavy seas after climbing down cliffs to look at a "blow hole" has been called off. The 24-year-old man from the Derby area vanished at Trevone beach near Padstow, Cornwall, on Sunday afternoon.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jan 2, 2007
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