Boy died in fall from White Cliffs of Dover on twelfth birthday, inquest instructed

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boy who fell to his demise from the White Cliffs of Dover had been celebrating his twelfth birthday on the primary day of a household vacation, an inquest has heard.

Mati Urb was visiting Kent along with his mother and father and two siblings throughout the Easter faculty holidays, and their first day coincided along with his birthday on April 4 2022.

The Estonian nationals moved to London in 2021 and had employed a campervan to make a journey across the south coast of England.

Nonetheless, throughout a clifftop stroll alongside the East Langdon cliffs in Dover, Mati’s mother and father overpassed him and began to search for him.

A passer-by referred to as the Coastguard at round 6.15pm and, as well as, a lifeboat and Kent Police have been referred to as to the cliffs to seek for Mati.

At round 7.15pm the Coastguard helicopter noticed his physique on the base of the cliffs, in an space described as inaccessible on foot.

Paramedics offered medical remedy however Mati was declared useless on the scene simply after 8pm.

Sadly Mati was positioned on the base of the cliffs and, regardless of preliminary makes an attempt at resuscitation, it was confirmed he was sadly deceased

A autopsy examination concluded Mati died of head accidents, and a police report mentioned there had been no third occasion involvement.

At an inquest in Maidstone, coroner Katrina Hepburn dominated the teenager’s demise was an accident.

Ms Hepburn concluded: “Mati had been visiting Kent, particularly the Dover area and the cliffs along with his mum, dad, brother and sister.

“It was at a location near the lighthouse at St Margaret’s, on prime of the cliffs at Langdon, when the household grew to become separated and finally got here to some extent the place Mati couldn’t be discovered.

“A name was made to the Coastguard after which the Coastguard contacted the police. A search was initiated incorporating the Coastguard helicopter and paramedics.

“Sadly Mati was positioned on the base of the cliffs and, regardless of preliminary makes an attempt at resuscitation, it was confirmed he was sadly deceased.

“I conclude that Mati succumbed to move accidents on account of falling from the cliff.

“I don’t understand how Mati got here to fall from the cliff – it was unwitnessed. Whether or not he tripped and fell, whether or not it was the wind, or whether or not he was trying too far over the sting, I merely don’t know.

“I do know that’s of no consolation to the household to have this unexplained as to how Mati got here to fall.

“These have been tragic circumstances and the conclusion that I return is one in every of accident. I can see no proof that he meant to go over the cliff.

“I wish to supply my most honest condolences for the tragic lack of Mati in these circumstances.”


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