PUBLISHED: 22:22 14 June 2019 | UPDATED: 22:22 14 June 2019
The debris left in the aftermath of a cliff collapse in Sidestrand. Pic: Chris Taylor (Audiovisuals.co.uk)
Aerial footage has captured the extent of the cliff collapse on the north Norfolk coast – and showed how people are placing themselves at risk by ignoring warnings to stay away.
Tonnes of earth were sent plummeting on to Sidestrand beach after the collapse at about 6.30am on Wedneaday.
Her Majesty’s Coastguard and North Norfolk District Council have warned people to stay away from the area, but Chris Taylor’s aerial footage showed people were still risking their lives.
Digital photographer Mr Taylor, who runs AeroVisuals aerial photography and video services, said: “Quite surprised to see two people walking on the freshly fallen debris and another at the top just 6ft from the cliff edge.”
A spokesman for North Norfolk District Council said: “We strongly advise people to remain clear of cliff edges.
“This also applies to the base of the cliffs, and so walkers are also advised to take care when walking along the coast in case of cliff slips.”
Pete Revell, from the Coastguard’s Bacton team, said: “We’ve had several days of heavy rain and there’s more to come so this could be the start of the cliffs being unstable. The water coming off the fields makes the cliffs absolutely saturated and it ends up becoming a mud bath.”
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