Horror as man falls to his death from Gozo cliffs

A tourist has died after he plunged from a cliff at a Gozo beauty spot.

Two people saw the man fall as he was walking at Wied il-Mielah near Gharb.

It is believed that the 69-year-old, who was from Switzerland, lost his footing and slipped over the cliff edge.

He was pronounced dead at the scene following the tragic accident at 3pm on Tuesday.

A Malta Police spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Officers went immediately on site where preliminary investigations showed that a 69-year-old Swiss man had fallen from a height into the sea.

Members of the Civil Protection Department were called to help with the recovery of the man’s body.

‘Police investigations are still ongoing.

‘We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.’

The rock arch at Wied il-Mielah has become an increasingly popular spot for tourists following the collapse of the famous Azure Window at Dwejra last year.

Read more: Malta Police

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