District council warning to avoid section of Exmouth beach after sink hole re-appears

PUBLISHED: 13:17 24 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:07 24 July 2015

Members of EDDC's Streetscene team investigating the sink hole on Exmouth beach

Members of EDDC's Streetscene team investigating the sink hole on Exmouth beach


People are being warned to avoid an area of beach near Orcombe Point after a sink hole re-appeared in the sand.

East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Streetscene team has reported that a hole measuring six foot wide and six foot deep has appeared following a spell of heavy rain.

A spokesman for EDDC said: “This is nature taking its course and there is nothing practical that we can do to prevent this happening on the beach.

“However - in the interests of public safety, which remains one of our key priorities - due to the unstable nature of the sink hole, we strongly advise all beach users to avoid the sink hole and the area surrounding it.

“In particular, we recommend that all dog owners keep their pets under control and away from the sink hole in the interests of their animals’ safety.

“Please could people be aware of the need to take responsibility for their own/their families/their pets’ safety when visiting Orcombe Point.”

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