Bad weather spectators warned
11:39 06 February 2014
Spectacular-Exmouth seafront takes a battering on Monday morning. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 1882-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk
Exmouth’s top police officer and the town clerk are urging extreme weather ‘spectators’ not to put themselves at risk for the sake of a pretty photograph.
Town clerk Colin Poole has warned of the dangers of getting too close to the sea wall during high tides.
Mr Poole said: “The water coming over the seawall is probably 50 per cent water and 50 per cent wood. They shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of safety.
“It’s one thing to go and watch, but watch at a sensible distance. Someone’s going to get hurt if they’re not careful.”
Insp. Weeks said: “People should not underestimate the weather and put themselves at risk for the sake of getting a picture.
“It’s not just the wind and the rain, there may be debris - a path or wall may be in danger of collapse.”
Other News Stories
‘Scumbag’ burglars have ransacked the home of a cancer victim just two days after he died, stealing valuables left to the charity who cared for him in his final days.
A Marks & Spencer food hall is coming to Exmouth - and retail bosses want to build it on the ageing bus depot.
Supermarket giant Tesco’s plans for Budleigh have been opposed by town planners.
Work on the long-awaited cycle track across The Green in Budleigh Salterton is finally set to get under way later this year.
An Exmouth chef, who now plies his trade in Singapore, is to take on the world’s best in a prestigious competition.
Charity campaigner and former Red Cross worker Steve Race has been picked by Labour to contest the East Devon seat in May’s General Election.