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Safety Work at Beach 'Could Be More Dangerous'

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7:01am 4th July 2013

Three years after a schoolgirl plunged to her death at a Cornish beach work to block off mine shafts is finished.

There have been calls for action ever since Eleanor Clarke fell into an adit while on a family holiday to Perranporth.

Now local officials have fitted metal grilles over entrances in the cliffs.

One beachgoer told Pirate FM: "I think it's very hard to teach beach safety to people who don't live here. Either you stop people going near them or you close them up completely."

Cornwall Council ordered the parish council to put in the safety features - resulting in a legal battle.

But some fear the safety work could actually make the beach a more dangerous place.

Parish councillor Dave Webster said: "One of the features we were told to address I believe has increased the risk of drowning.

"If a child or anyone else is able to get inside one of the features and the tide comes in, they could be trapped behind the bars and drown. So now we need to keep an additional eye on that.

"The biggest risk in north Cornwall is the north Atlantic. It's not the holes that people may fall in once every thirty or forty years. So it's disappointing to be compelled to build something that has increased the risk to the public."

7:01am 4th July 2013

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