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

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

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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.”

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