The nine-year-old girl who died in a rock fall in Staithes on Wednesday has been named as Harriet Forster.

Her family have released a statement to say “she was the light of their lives”.

Harriet died after suffering head injuries in a rock fall on a beach in North Yorkshire.

Emergency services were called to Seaton Garth in Staithes at 4.45pm after reports the girl had been injured.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, she died at the scene, North Yorkshire Police said.

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