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Dont go Tombstoning

Tombstoning: safety advice

What tombstoning is:-

Jumping or diving from a height into water.

A high-risk, unregulated activity, undertaken by unsupervised individuals.

Why tombstoning is dangerous:-

Water depth alters with the tide; the water may be shallower than it seems.

Submerged objects like rocks may not be visible; they can cause serious injury if you jump onto them.

The shock of cold water may make it difficult to swim.

Strong currents can rapidly sweep people away.

Think before you jump: don't let alcohol, drugs or peer pressure affect your judgement; even if you're jumping safely, children may be watching and try to copy your actions.

Since 2004 the Coastguard has dealt with over 200 incidents, with 70 injuries and 20 deaths.

Of those injured the youngest was 12 and the oldest was 45.

Don't jump into the unknown.

Read tombstoning information from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents(RoSPA)

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