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Pictures: Thrillseeker Almost Swept Off Rocks By 40 Foot Wall Of Water

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10:03am 28th January 2013
(Updated 10:03am 28th January 2013)

Thrillseekers are being urged not to put their lives at risk around the Cornish coast.

It is after one walker was almost swept off rocks by massive waves at Newquay headland.

The man was caught on camera by local photographer Paul Terry - as a forty foot column of water headed in his direction.

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David Walker, from accident prevention charity ROSPA, said: "The thing that I ask myself is if I'm in that environment, can I get myself out of trouble or am I looking to somebody else to help me? And if it's the second, that I need somebody else to help me, then maybe I need to think twice about being there. So, go to the environment but really respect it.

"I think there needs to be a balance between viewing these sorts of tidal races and areas from a safe distance, and actually being in a place where, if you get swept away, you're going to get into trouble really quickly. So, that type of judgement, sometimes does cause us concern."

Photos courtsesy of Paul Terry.

10:03am 28th January 2013

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