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Yorkshire pensioner dies in 260ft cliff fall at Malham Cove

Top of Malham Cove Image copyright Peter Church
Image caption Police said the fall at Malham Cove was a tragic accident

A 72-year-old man has fallen to his death while out hiking in North Yorkshire.

The man, from West Yorkshire, was walking alone along the top of the 80-metre high (262ft) Malham Cove cliff when he slipped and fell at about 04:45 BST on Wednesday.

North Yorkshire Police said the death was not suspicious and believed it to be the result of a tragic accident.

The body was recovered from the scene by the Cave Rescue Organisation.

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