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Young People Warned After Video Shows Tombstoning Off Kilkee Cliffs

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12:15 23 Jul 2018


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Young people are being warned that the consequences of "tombstoning" into the sea can be tragic after a number of youths were filmed jumping from cliffs in County Clare yesterday.

The 6 people who jumped from the cliffs in Kilkee just narrowly missed the rocks below before splashing into the sea.

The video has been viewed more than 1,200 times since being posted online this morning.

 The CEO of Irish Water Safety, John Leech, says jumping from such a large height poses a number of risks:

"Very often people that are doing it don't understand about the height of tide, and they can do it at low water especially at low water spring tide where there's very little water underneath them and they end up then injuring themselves."

"We hear of quite a few injuries along the coastline, unfortunately, every year from people tombstoning so we don't obviously recommend risks." 


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