The student lost her footing on the Cliffs of Moher (Picture: Getty Images)

A young woman died after falling from the Cliffs of Moher in southwestern Ireland yesterday.

Emergency services arrived at the scene of the Co Clare cliffside at around 1.20pm following reports a woman in her 20s had fallen.

She was reportedly a college student not from Ireland.

The Irish broadcaster RTÉ reported that she was visiting the 214-metre-high tourist attraction with three friends when she lost her footing.

A rescue helicopter located the woman but emergency officials struggled to access he location.

Lifeboat crews recovered her body after 3pm.

A garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí and emergency services conducted an operation following reports of an incident at the Cliffs Moher this afternoon.

‘The body of a woman, aged in her early 20s, was removed from the water by emergency services.’

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