Girl who died after falling 10 metres down a cliff face in Tasmania identified as an 11-year-old


Tragedy as the child who died falling 10 metres down a cliff face while on holiday with her siblings is identified as an 11-year-old girl

  • A family on holiday in Tasmania struck by tragedy after young girl fell from cliff 
  • The ‘little angel’ has been identified as an 11-year-old child from Victoria  
  • Paramedics tried desperately to revive the girl at the remote Sand River area 

A young girl who tragically plunged to her death from a clifftop has been identified as an 11-year-old.

She was on Holiday in southeast Tasmania with her family when she fell about 10-meters from a rock ledge while visiting the Sand River Conservation Area in Buckland at about 2:30pm on Friday.

Despite desperate attempts to revive the child she was unable to recover from her injuries.

The girl and her family were on a holiday to Tasmania and were visiting the Sand River Conservation Reserve in the south-east which features steep cliffs (pictured) 

‘It appears the child was walking along the edge of the clifftop when she slipped and fell,’ Tasmania police said in a statement on Friday night.

‘The child is from Victoria and was visiting Tasmania with her siblings.’

Emergency services, including police from the nearby villages of Sorell and Orford, rushed to the scene.

But the area where the girl fell is somewhat remote and not accessible by road so the Westpac Rescue Helicopter had to be called in.

The Sand River Conservation Area is a recreation spot popular for rock climbing, bushwalking, fishing and camping.

‘CPR was administered but sadly the child died at the scene,’ police said.

A rescue helicopter rushed to the scene on Friday after the girl fell about 2.20pm (file image)

A rescue helicopter rushed to the scene on Friday after the girl fell about 2.20pm (file image) 

Her parents have now been formally told she had died later that evening.

‘Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this difficult time.’ police said.

Officers are asking anyone who was in the area on Friday to contact police so they can ‘assist in preparing a report for the coroner’.

Tributes to the young girl began flowing in on Friday evening.

‘So sorry to hear this and gutted for the family and friends,’ one person wrote.

Another said: ‘Absolutely tragic. My condolences to the family on the loss of your child. I can only imagine the pain you are going through.’

Others said: ‘Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the little angel’ and ‘There are no words to describe the loss of a child. Condolences to the family.’

The cliffs at Sand River Conservation Area are a popular spot for recreational rock climbers (pictured)

The cliffs at Sand River Conservation Area are a popular spot for recreational rock climbers (pictured) 



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