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.
@DermotTodayFM @DaveTodayFM young lads jumping from the cliffs in Kilkee yesterday, missing the rocks by a couple of feet then have to climb the cliff face to the top again once they time it right to get out with the waves.. #NewPantsNeededJustLookingAtIt pic.twitter.com/gATzQSH5hp
— chris mc kiernan (@chriskat1) July 23, 2018
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."