UK Tourists Risks Lives to Take Photos on Top of Fragile Sea Cliff for TV

Published July 23rd, 2018 - 12:33 GMT
The towering cliffs at West Bay on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset England UK (Shutterstock/File Photo)
The towering cliffs at West Bay on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset England UK (Shutterstock/File Photo)

Holidaymakers have again been spotted risking their lives to take photographs on the top of fragile sea cliffs made famous by the television show Broadchurch.

A group of tourists were spotted standing dangerously close to the 120 foot drop on the cliffs at West Bay, Dorset.

People were spotted risking their lives as the country remains gripped by the longest heatwave since 1976.

Temperatures in Dorset hit 28C today, and risky holidaymakers were seen ignoring numerous warning signs urging people to steer clear.

Images of people getting perilously close to cliff edges or laying under sandstone cliffs prone close to rock falls have begun to emerge.

It is not the first time fans have been seen ignoring danger signs in order to snap the perfect picture.

In May this year, beach goers watched on in horror as the man plummeted from the 150ft cliff.

It took just six seconds for him to land on the shingle beach among the sunbathers, falling at 25ft a second.

The basejumper, who is believed to be in his 20s, then gathered his equipment and fled the area.



And earlier in the same month, a man was seen peering straight below the cliff where rocks have come crashing down.

In 2012 tourist Charlotte Blackman, 22, was crushed to death when a huge landslip occurred as she walked under the cliffs further along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Burton Bradstock.

The incident does not appear to have put off the latest batch of sun-seekers however and coastguards are warning people to stay safe.

Ian Guy, duty controller for HM Coastguard, said earlier this year: 'It's a well-known fact that the cliffs along the UK coastline are continually eroding, with pieces falling from them that can be just a few small rocks or as large as a car.

'It's impossible to predict when the next piece might fall or how big it will be.

'We've seen a number of cliff collapses around the UK coastline in recent months and it's very clear that cliffs are very unstable in places and we really can't stress enough how important it is to keep back from the edge.

'There is no "safe" place to be. Some of the cracks that have appeared have been several feet back from the edge.'


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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