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Wave Watchers Putting Their Lives In Danger For A "Selfie"

Wave Watching Portland 2

11:39am 11th August 2014
(Updated 11:40am 11th August 2014)

Storm watchers were out at Portland Bill yesterday putting their lives in danger for a "selfie".

Wessex FM's be sent pictures by Idris Martin of people taking photographs of themselves in 50 mph winds, against a backdrop of large waves.

Two lads can even be seen perched precariously on top of Pulpit Rock.

Wave Watching Pulpit Rocks

Robert Sansom from Portland Coastguard isn't impressed.

"Once you put yourself in an exposed area like that, there's nowhere to go to once a large wave comes across.  Pulpit Rock itself is a bit of a dodgy climb to get up to and it's not easy to get down if you do get into trouble."

"Never underestimate the power of the sea.  Waves breaking across the rocks can be tremendously powerful and it doesn't take much to knock you off the rocks and carry you out to sea."

"However dramatic you think the photo is going to be - don't put yourself in danger."


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