Police warning over 'tombstoning'

PUBLISHED: 12:23 14 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 15 June 2010

POLICE are warning the public of the dangers of 'tombstoning' at Axmouth Harbour.

POLICE are warning the public of the dangers of 'tombstoning' at Axmouth Harbour.PC Steve Speariett said: "What may appear to be harmless fun can lead to severe injuries and death."Whilst we do not want to stop people enjoying themselves, it must be remembered that it is a working harbour with both fishing and leisure boats sailing in and out."The entrance also acts as a funnel leading to very fast and dangerous currents, which could conceal hidden dangers below the water."A local by-law prohibits bathing the area.

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