Idiot Thrill Seekers Warned Against Taking Selfies On Crumbling Broadchurch Cliffs During Gale Force Winds

'Idiot thrill-seekers' warned against taking selfies on crumbling Broadchurch cliffs during gale force winds

'Idiot thrill-seekers' warned against taking selfies on crumbling Broadchurch cliffs during gale force winds

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“Idiot” thrill-seekers have been warned against taking selfies on coastal cliffs where the TV drama Broadchurch is filmed.

A photo taken from the beach near West Bay, Dorset – backdrop for the crime thriller starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman – showed crazy holidaymakers sitting on the edge of storm-lashed cliffs.

The area is popular with fossil hunters who find it easy to dig out dinosaur age bones because the rock is so crumbly.

Local Beaminster villager Beth James, who took the photo, said it was “scary” to see the people just inches from the edge.

It”s close to where a young woman holidaymaker was crushed under tons of rock which fell on to the beach in 2012.

Beth JamesWarning: “Idiots” perch on edge of Broadchurch cliffs in gale force winds 

Today local coastguards and police condemned the daredevils, saying their “stupidity” might not only kill themselves but lead to other lives being lost too.

"While we are dealing with them if they get into trouble, we might not be able to get to other people who need us in a life or death emergency," said an RNLI spokesman.

Emergency services say people are ignoring repeated appeals to stay away from the “dangerous and unstable” cliffs on the West Dorset coast.

Dorset County Council”s earth science manager for the Jurassic Coast, Richard Edmonds, said "These reckless people don”t seem to think these continuous safety warnings apply to them but that is very much the case.

ITVCliff edge: Actors David Tennant and Olivia Colman in Broadchurch 

"By sitting right on the cliff edge, these people also run the risk of dislodging a rock on to someone else”s head down below."

In the summer of 2012, 22-year-old holidaymaker Charlotte Blackman was killed by a rockfall on Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock, near West Bay.

At the inquest her father Kevin said the fall happened “in the blink of an eye”.

Mr Edmonds added "This is a very different and obvious kind of danger close to the cliffs, and could be prevented.

"Quite frankly, these people shouldn”t have been so stupid."

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