Public warned after cliff collapse on Jurassic Coast

Cliffs 'very unstable' after recent stormy weather, fire service warns

Liam James
Saturday 29 August 2020 16:31
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Cliff fall at Hive Beach by Burton Bradstock on Dorset's Jurassic Coast
Cliff fall at Hive Beach by Burton Bradstock on Dorset's Jurassic Coast
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Visitors are warned to stay away from cliffs on the Jurassic Coast after a substantial rockfall early on Saturday.

Dorset Council said heavy rain leading up to the bank holiday weekend has made rock faces unstable as they warned people against walking along cliff edges.

A crew from Bridport Fire Station attended the scene at Hive Beach near Burton Bradstock along with police.

The fall happened at around 6:30am on Saturday morning, the fire station said in an incident report.

The fire crew assisted police to check if anyone had been trapped in the rocks and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any casualties around the cliff edge.

"We have had a lot of rain and strong stormy seas battering the cliffs making them very unstable," Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue said in a statement.

"Cliff falls can happen at any time without warning."

Saturday's collapse took place on the same beach where a young woman was killed by a rockfall back in 2012.

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