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Bodies found in a car parked in Durlston Country Park

Bodies found in car at Durlston Country Park
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The bodies of a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s were found inside of a car parked in Durlston Country Park.

Dorset Police were called at 8:17 am on 3rd August by the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service and were told that two people were “found unresponsive” in a vehicle parked at Durlston Country Park on Lighthouse Road, Swanage.

An ambulance was first on the scene, which was joined by an air ambulance.

Officers said that they attended the incident with the ambulance and fire services, and closed the road with a cordon while an investigation takes place.

The reason for the couple’s death has not been released and their next of kin have not been notified while the officers try and identify the couple.

Very sadly the body of a man and a woman were found inside the vehicle.

Enquiries are underway to identify the individuals, establish the circumstances of the deaths and inform their next of kin. The coroner has been informed.

Dorset Police spokesperson

The deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

South Western Ambulance Service was called on Monday, August 3, at 8am about an incident in the car park at Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage.

We sent land and air ambulance crews to attend the incident.

South Western Ambulance Service spokesperson

Two fire engines from Swanage were called to Durlston Country Park this morning at 8.05am, by colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service.

Two individuals had been found unresponsive in a vehicle. Firefighters, paramedics and police officers attended the incident. The stop message was received at 10.04am, but firefighters remain on scene supporting other agencies.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson
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