Pure stupidity! Reckless tourists pose for selfies on the edge of a 150-metre cliff in Cornwall
- Group spotted taking turns taking photos in Cadgwith on the Lizard Peninsula
Reckless tourists have been pictured posing for selfies on the edge of a 150m overhanging cliff in Cornwall.
They were spotted scrambling down the sheer cliff in the village of Cadgwith on the Lizard Peninsula yesterday afternoon.
The group left the coastal path and took turns posing for photos with the sea behind them, despite the steep drop below them.
The coastal path has become muddy and boggy after weeks of heavy rain and tourists are advised to exercise caution.
The the government’s general guidelines for coastal safety stands: ‘Cliffs are often more unstable than they look, and rock slides or cliff falls can happen at any time.
“Stay safe, stay away from cliff edges and a good distance from the base of cliffs.”
A tourist stands on the edge of the cliff in Cadgwith, Cornwall, on Sunday
The group described as ‘reckless tourists’ were seen taking dangerous selfies with the view
They were spotted scrambling down the sheer cliff to get closer to the edge
Thousands of incidents occur along cliff tops and cliff bases each year.
This is often caused by slips, trips and falls or when people are cut off by the tide.
Official advice tells people to prepare well for coastal walks, including wearing appropriate footwear and clothing and sticking to coastal paths.
It tells walkers to watch for warning signs and to tell someone where they are going and what time to expect them.
It adds: ‘Visiting the coast can be great fun, from scenic cliff top walks to just relaxing on the beach, but our UK coastline is full of potential dangers and risks.
“In the past year alone, there were 36,000 Coast Guard incidents.
“Make sure you’re prepared and know how to stay safe while visiting the coast.”
They offer three top tips to ‘remember’ including; check the tides before you go; steer clear of cliff edges and bases; and avoid mud.
The group left the coastal path and posed on the sheer cliff
Three tourists are seen on the cliffs in Cornwall, said to be 150 meters high