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Tombstoning - it isn't only young idiots who do it

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Tombstoning - it isn't only young idiots who do it

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Coastguards have warned people about jumping off cliffs in a practice known as "tombstoning" after a 75-year-old man was injured by diving 30ft (9m).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/10595864.stm
Here is a picture of the cliff he jumped off
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Tombstoning - it isn't only young idiots who do it

It alway amazes me that the keep on showing the activity of Coastalling where they also jump off cliffs and down water falls, the BBC often show it and them blast tombstoning
Denzil
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Re: Tombstoning - it isn't only young idiots who do it

There is a difference between coasteering with an experienced guide who knows the area well and allows for tides and things, and some idiot on holiday who has no idea how deep the water is. The coasteering coverage I have seen always emphasises that people shouldn't do it on their own.
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Re: Tombstoning - it isn't only young idiots who do it

In an interview in today's papers the man said that he'd get it right next time Roll eyes Roll eyes
Perhaps he needs sectioning before he causes any more problems.