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Man unconscious after Tenby tombstoning cliff fall

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Dyfed Powys Police are warning of the dangers of tombstoning after a man was pulled unconscious from the sea in Tenby on Saturday (10 April) after jumping from the cliff face.

Police were called to the beach opposite St Catherine’s Island in the town at around 6.15pm on Saturday, where a man had got into difficulty after jumping off the cliff into the water.

Tenby RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched, and it’s volunteer crew pulled the man from the rocks and administered CPR to the 23-year-old who was unconscious and not breathing.

On regaining consciousness shortly after, the man was taken to Morriston Hospital by road ambulance for assessment.

Inspector Gavin Howells of Dyfed Powys Police said: “This incident highlights the serious danger posed by tombstoning or cliff jumping, and the potentially life-threatening consequences.

“We urge people not to take part in this sort of activity anywhere along our coastline, and not to put themselves or the emergency services at risk for a thrill.

“We would like to thank our colleagues at the RNLI for their swift response to this incident, and for their actions which most likely saved this man’s life.”

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(Lead image: Geograph / M H Evans)


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