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Tombstoning Warning Signs go up

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7:00am 24th August 2012

Pirate FM has learnt Cornwall's one of the first places in the country to get cliff warnings about tombstoning.

Coastguards are putting up signs at spots used for jumping on the Duchy's coast in a bid to stop serious injuries and deaths.

They are going in at high risk stretches like Newquay. 

Matt Pavitt from Maritime and Coastguard Agency is helping run the campaign. He said: "People will be used to seeing, on the side of the roads, signs where there's been a fatal accident. We're going to do a similar thing this year, and we're actually going to highlight, and really try to push it right to the fore of people's thoughts. Just before they jump, perhaps this isn't the brighest thing to do or isn't the safest place to do it.

Matt added his team see visitors tombstoning after watching locals do it. He said: "The next or the day after, they'll come back and say 'you know, we saw someone jumping off here, let's do it!' The sea bed changes, the tide changes, it's not high tide at three o clock every afternoon just because it is today. So, one day when you've got several metres of water, on another day you can have several inches at best."

7:00am 24th August 2012

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