Climber dies in 40ft Avon Gorge cliff plunge

Avon Gorge
Image caption The man was climbing near the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on Wednesday evening

A climber has died after falling 40ft (12m) off a cliff face.

The man, in his 20s, was climbing along the Avon Gorge, near the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, on Wednesday evening.

Avon and Somerset Police said they were called at 19:45 BST after reports that a climber had fallen.

A police spokesman said there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances and a report was being prepared for the coroner.

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