May 9, 2021

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Dyfed-Powys Police urge people not to take part in tombstoning following Tenby incident

FOLLOWING an incident at Tenby on Saturday evening, Dyfed-Powys Police are urging people not to take part in tombstoning or jumping from cliffs into the sea.

Police were called to the beach opposite St Catherine’s Island at around 6.15pm on Saturday 8th April, where a man had got into difficulty after jumping off the cliff into the water.

On officers’ arrival, RNLI were at the scene and were administering CPR to the 23-year-old who was unconscious and not breathing.

Fortunately, he regained consciousness shortly after and was taken to hospital for assessment.

Inspector Gavin Howells 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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