Coastguard warning of coastal dangers after three cliff incidents in two days

After three separate cliff incidents of people getting cut off by the tide in only two days the Coastguard is urging people to check the tides as all three incidents were avoidable.
Ros Evans, Watch Manager, Portland Coastguard said:
“All of these incidents could have been avoided, if people check the tides. We currently have high spring tides at the moment, and we have also had several areas where the cliff structure is changing due to the natural effects of the weather.
We would remind anyone going on a visit to the beach, to make sure they check the tide times and heed any warning signs relevant to the area they are visiting. Areas of the coast that have a history of unstable cliffs have warning signs displayed for that reason. Please make sure you if you are visiting these areas, that you read them and understand what they mean”.
In you see anyone in trouble at the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.  Read more on the MCA website…


Coastguards head inland for cliff rescue

Coastguard was contacted by Tayside Police and Montrose Fire and Rescue Service to request help in recovering a man who had gone into the water after his dog.
Forth Coastguard sent cliff rescue teams from Montrose and Stonehaven and they recovered the man from the waters edge up the cliff where he was checked over by ambulance crew. Fortunately he was cold but uninjured. The dog will require veterinary treatment but was recovered from the water. Forth Coastguard Watch Manager said:
“Don’t put yourself at risk by attempting a rescue. The water is especially cold at this time of the year which only adds to the dangers of going in after an animal or another person. Dog walkers should keep dogs on a lead near cliffs and deep water” Read more on the MCA website…