‘It will take someone to be killed before people learn dangers of Sidmouth beach’

People under the eroding cliffs at East Beach, Sidmouth. Ref shs cliff hangers SH-13-17-04. Picture:

People under the eroding cliffs at East Beach, Sidmouth. Ref shs cliff hangers SH-13-17-04. Picture: SIMON HORN - Credit: Archant

Lifesavers have been forced to reiterate a warning about the dangers of East Beach after more people were spotted by the crumbling cliffs.

People under the eroding cliffs at East Beach, Sidmouth. Ref shs cliff hangers SH-13-17-05. Picture:

People under the eroding cliffs at East Beach, Sidmouth. Ref shs cliff hangers SH-13-17-05. Picture: SIMON HORN - Credit: Archant

Guy Russell, Sidmouth Lifeboat’s senior coxswain, said: “I feel like a broken record repeating the same message.

“I cannot stress enough the need for people to be more sensible. It will take someone to be killed for the message to get across.

“As an organisation, we go to great lengths to promote safety and educate as well as responding to call outs and it will be my crew and I who are called when someone gets caught out.

“Please read the signs, they are there for a reason – it’s not a joke!


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“Those cliffs are unstable and dangerous and if someone gets caught out by a fall it will be too late.

“That beach is dangerous and people need to be more aware.

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The people were spotted on East Beach on Monday by photographer Simon Horn.

Emergency access is maintained to the beach by East Devon District Council to prevent walkers from Weston being caught out by the incoming tide.

There are signs in Sidmouth warning people not to access the beach.

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