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Landslide Warning Along Jurassic Coast

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12:13pm 26th July 2012
(Updated 12:22pm 26th July 2012)

There's a warning out to stay away from drop cliffs along the Jurassic Coast.

It's after a number of landslips since the floods.

A 22 year old woman was crushed to death by 400 tonnes of falling rock and debris on Tuesday (24th July 2012).

Hazard signs are now in place at from East of Lyme Regis to West Bexington.

The advice is to stay well away from the cliffs and mudflows at all times and to beware of quicksand. Visitors should also be aware of the tides, as it is possible to become cut off from the normal exit points to and from the beaches.

Sam Rose, Jurassic Coast Team Leader at Dorset County Council, said:

“The incident near the Burton Bradstock was tragic, and our thoughts and condolences go out to the people involved.

“As always, we would urge people to avoid the cliffs and mudslides and to heed the warning signs along the coast. There are still many fantastic beaches and walks that are not affected and which are being enjoyed by many people safely.

 

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