RNLI lifeguards have been called to four incidents of Tombstoning in the last fortnight.
With school half-term week upon us, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is reminding people of the dangers of tombstoning – jumping from height into water. Despite ongoing campaign work by the RNLI and other emergency services and coastal safety groups, tombstoning accidents continue to be a frequent problem around the coast
The Marine and Coastguard Agency have launched video and radio advert about the dangers of jumping from cliffs or other structures into the sea. Both can be found on the MCA Youtube channel or listen below:
Tombstoning claims another life after a 17 year old dies from his injuries at the weekend after jumping from rocks at South Shields. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, (MCA) want to persuade young people to consider the risks involved and reinforce the message – Don’t jump into the unknown!