STORM CHAOS: Dicing with death on dangerous beach

Reckless wave dodgers on Chesil Beach

Reckless wave dodgers on Chesil Beach

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TWO people diced with death as they played near huge waves at high tide on Portland.

The pair were spotted close to the breaking waves on Chesil Beach.

They were seen to walk down to close to where the waves were breaking.

A concerned onlooker said: “The waves were breaking quite frequently and they suddenly realised they were in a really risky situation and the waves were chasing them back up the slope.”

Both managed to dash up the slope and made it back over the beach safely.

The onlooker added: “It’s an extremely dangerous thing to do, because if you miss your footing or you get caught by a wave, it's not going to be good for you.”

He added: “It’s a really very silly thing to do, especially in a period of high tide, when you only need one odd wave to crash in a bit higher than the rest and you could be swept out to sea.”

A spokesman for Portland Coastguard urged people to stay away and take care at the coast.

The spokesman said: “Chesil Beach is particularly dangerous due to the undertow of the waves through the shingle and the fact the beach shelves steeply not far from the water’s edge.

“Please stay away from the water’s edge and don’t take risks.”

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6:31am Thu 13 Feb 14

My mate marmite says...

Darwin's theory.
Darwin's theory. My mate marmite
  • Score: 31

8:54am Thu 13 Feb 14

railwaychickenboy6 says...

Let them die, why should there put others at risk trying to save them
Let them die, why should there put others at risk trying to save them railwaychickenboy6
  • Score: 13

10:55am Thu 13 Feb 14

islelander says...

If they had a brain they would be dangerous
If they had a brain they would be dangerous islelander
  • Score: 10

11:34am Thu 13 Feb 14

Rethink says...

Also in the Dorset Echo: Man drives car; doesn't die.
Also in the Dorset Echo: Man drives car; doesn't die. Rethink
  • Score: -5

2:00pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Under35andout says...

actually i wasnt scared of the waves they where weak i was getting cold cause of all the spray so decided to run plus there was a wierdo taken pictures of me and my friend who i was cheating on with my girlfriend
actually i wasnt scared of the waves they where weak i was getting cold cause of all the spray so decided to run plus there was a wierdo taken pictures of me and my friend who i was cheating on with my girlfriend Under35andout
  • Score: -14

2:13pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Weston7 says...

Without being there or seeing a video you can't say how much danger they were really in. You can never judge properly from a single zoom photo.
Without being there or seeing a video you can't say how much danger they were really in. You can never judge properly from a single zoom photo. Weston7
  • Score: 0

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