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Hundreds flock to Durdle Door beach despite police closure

by LLB Reporter
31st May 20 3:51 pm

Hundreds of people have flocked to Durdle Door beach, Dorset despite the beach being closed by police after cliff jumpers were seriously injured.

Thousands of sunseekers were evacuated and ordered by police to stay away from the beach near Lulworth after two air ambulances landed on Saturday night.

Dorset police said on social media on Sunday, “Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove remain closed today along with approach roads to the area.

“Please do not travel as you will be turned away.”

Dorset Council said the beauty spot will be reviewed on Monday, tweeting, “You will not be able to visit the beaches there and will be asked to turn around if you try and access the villages.”

Poole Police said on Facebook, on Saturdayurday, a post on Poole Police’s Facebook page said the “critical incident” had involved people jumping from the arch of Durdle Door into the sea.

“The arch of Durdle Door is approximately 200 feet in height. Hitting water from that height, roughly 77mph, can be critical,” it said.

“This is further compounded by tides, currents and altering depth of the sea bed. It is NOT an appropriate location for this type of activity.”

Lulworth Coastguard said: “Upsetting scenes like we and many others witnessed yesterday illustrate how very dangerous tombstoning is. We couldn’t discourage it enough.”

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