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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
27 Jul 2015 20:43

Shocking pictures of family playing treacherously close to sea at Dawlish in Devon prompt coastguard warning


The images of the trio were taken by Christopher Poole at the same spot where the railway line was destroyed by waves in February last year.

Despite the danger, the family were seen playing in the spray yesterday - and at one stage were fully engulfed by a giant wave.

 

leatash
leatash
27 Jul 2015 23:35

I tried to warn a family who where doing something similar i tried to explain that a wave 2 metres highx2metres wide and the same depth weighed 2 tons and it was like stading a child in front of a car doing 30miles per hour there reply "Dont be f*****g stupid it's only water".

HuwMatthews2
HuwMatthews2
29 Jul 2015 00:45

@leatash

I've tried myself but people (esp. holidaymakers) don't get it because they've never seen what the sea can do.

Infact a 2m x 2m x 2m wave will weigh about 8 tonnes - and no one will stay standing if hit by that!

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DJ
DJ
29 Jul 2015 08:10

Don't forget about the large stones that get thrown around in waves that could hit anyone or anything in its way.  I remember seeing one of those photos in that shop in Park Road, Dawlish Blue I think it was called, that showed a large wave breaking over the station. The size of the rocks being thrown up in it were huge!!

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