A NINE-YEAR-OLD has died following a rock fall in Staithes.

Multiple ambulances, fire crews, police, the RNLI and two air ambulances were dispatched to Seaton Garth in Staithes at around 4.47pm yesterday.

A young girl was found at the scene with serious head injuries.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the child died of her injuries shortly afterwards.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said that her family were being supported by specialist trained officers.