Tragic Heanor holiday maker was Derbyshire volunteer

Dorset beach tragedy.
Dorset beach tragedy.

The tragic holidaymaker who died in a beach landslide in Dorset yesterday worked as a volunteer for a Derbyshire autism group.

Charlotte Blackman, 22, of Heanor, died after a 160ft-high cliff collapsed – burying her under 400 tonnes of rock – at the seaside resort of Burton Bradstock, Dorset.

Charlotte, who volunteered at Derbyshire Autism Services Group for three years, was strolling the beach with her boyfriend and dad when the massive landslide happened.

Her body was found after a frantic nine-hour search last night. The two men are recovering in hospital.

On Facebook her uncle Douglas Blackman said: “I’m very, very sad, we lost Charlotte yesterday. We will always remember her.

“My thoughts are with my brother and his family in their darkest hour.”

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