No one injured as emergency services called to ‘major’ cliff fall at Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 09:55 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:12 06 August 2018

The moment rocks tunbled from the cliff at the western end of Budleigh beach. Picture: Dan Pike

The moment rocks tunbled from the cliff at the western end of Budleigh beach. Picture: Dan Pike

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A warning has been issued for people to stay vigilant on the areas beaches after a ‘major’ cliff fall at Budleigh Salterton.

Emergency services were called out at around 4pm on Saturday (August 4) night after rubble fell from the cliffs at the western end of Budleigh beach.

Exmouth Coastguard, RNLI, police, ambulance and fire fighters were called out.

According to the coastguard, a ‘thorough’ search of the area was conducted with Exmouth RNLI’s inshore lifeboat speaking to boat and water users in the area.

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed that no one was injured as a result of the cliff fall.

Exmouth Coastguard has issued a safety warning.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “Please be extra vigilant when walking beaches underneath cliffs in this very dry weather.

“Stay nearer the waters edge in case the cliff does fall to prevent you from being caught up in it.

“Remember, in a coastal Emergency, always Dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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