Walker rescued from 'dangerous' Swanage beach
A walker had to be rescued by fire crews on Friday, after he became stranded on an "extremely dangerous" stretch of Swanage beach, Dorset.
BBC News reports that the walker was pulled from a waterlogged mix of mud and sand, situated near recent landslips.
According to the Bournemouth Echo, the walker ignored warning signs and became stuck in the mud.
Purbeck District Council Chief Executive Steve Mackenzie told the Bournemouth Echo that he is concerned that people are risking their lives by walking in dangerous areas.
He said: "We are extremely disturbed to hear that people continue to ignore the warning signs and are getting stuck in the mud near the landslip.
"It is particularly worrying that someone could take a chance at high tide or in the dark when there is no one around to see them."
He added: "Do not ignore the warning signs, do not risk your life. The signs are there for your safety."
The beach has become unsafe due to heavy rain in December and January. Wet weather has made parts of the cliff unstable, and a number of landslips have caused debris to fall onto the beach. There have been significant landfalls to the north of Ocean Bay, particularly in the section between Burlington Chine and Sheps Hollow. The ground is so waterlogged that there is a risk of further falls of rock and clay.
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