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COASTGUARD ISSUE REMINDER FOLLOWING RECENT CLIFF FALL AT YAVERLAND

HM Coastguard are reminding Islanders about the dangers that are posed by the cliffs around our coast following a cliff fall at Yaverland earlier this week.

Several hundred tonnes of rock crashed down onto the beach at the area known as Redcliff sometime between Sunday and Monday. Furthermore, a larger fall has occurred towards the end of Culver Cliff.

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team have been out to inspect the area and to ascertain the extent of the recent fall.

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Coastguard Officers have taken to Facebook to urge Isle of Wight beach goers to stay well away from the base of cliffs.

On Wednesday a 9-year-old girl was killed by a rockfall in North Yorkshire.

It was in May 2016 that a large fall at Redcliff prompted a major emergency response amid fears persons had become trapped under the rocks.

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