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Landslide in Dorset.

Summary: Emergency services have launched a search on a beach in Dorset, following a landslide in which holidaymakers may be trapped.

Emergency services have launched a search on a beach in Dorset, following a landslide in which holidaymakers may be trapped.

Police and the fire service are dealing with the incident near the Freshwater Beach Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock, near Bridport.

In a joint statement Dorset Police and Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said: "At just after 12.30pm today Dorset Police were called to a report from the coastguard of a landslide by the Freshwater Beach Holiday Park.

"Officers, with assistance from the Police Helicopter, are currently working alongside Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and other agencies to search the area.

"The Urban Search and Rescue Team from Devon and Somerset has also been deployed to this incident. This is a national resource."

The incident comes two weeks after Somerset couple Rosemary Snell, 67, and Michael Rolfe, 72, were killed in a landslide at the Beaminster Tunnel just nine miles away.

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Date:Jul 24, 2012
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