A YOUNG man was found dead at the foot of a cliff in Purbeck by rock climbers, a coroner heard yesterday.

An inquest into the death of 21-year-old Lyutfi Lyutfiev opened at Bournemouth Coroner’s Court.

Mr Lyutfiev, a warehouse worker from Didcot, near Oxford, was found at the bottom of a cliff at Durlston Country Park, Swanage at around 12pm on Sunday, October 21.

The rock climbers who discovered Mr Lyutfiev raised the alarm, coroner’s officer Philippa Morgan told coroner Brendan Allen.

Police and paramedics, along with Swanage and St Albans Coastguard Rescue Teams and Swanage RNLI lifeboat crews were called to the scene.

The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was also called out. A paramedic on board was lowered to one of the lifeboats to assess Mr Lyutfiev who was confirmed dead shortly before 5pm.

His body was taken back to Swanage Lifeboat Station.

Ms Morgan told the inquest that Mr Lyutfiev’s body was identified by his parents on October 23, before a post-mortem examination was carried out.

The cause of death was confirmed as a haemorrhage and deep lacerations to the antecubital fossa.

Mr Allen adjourned the inquest until July 23, 2019. He said statements had already been requested, including one from the HM Coastguard in relation to their involvement in the incident.