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Cumbria Police are continuing to advise people about the dangers of jumping off Devil’s Bridge.
The warmer weather has led to an increase in people jumping of Devils Bridge in Kendal. This is an dangerous activity, as the water level has dropped resulting in more shallow water and an increased risk of hitting rocks and the river bed.
Emergency services are warning people about the dangers of jumping off bridges in the warm weather. Council bosses have stepped up patrols at a notorious tombstoning site in Cumbria.
This week footage emerged of people throwing themselves into the water at Devil's Bridge in Kirby Lonsdale - one man faces prosecution after being reported to police allegedly jumping off. This report from Sarah Rogers:
Police and council bosses are stepping up patrols at Devils Bridge, a notorious hotspot for 'tombstoning.' It follows recent reports of people ignoring the safety warnings and the bylaw that prohibits anyone from jumping off the bridge.
On Thursday 11 July, a South Lakeland Enforcement Officer, witnessed a man jumping from the bridge at approximately 2.00pm and reported the matter immediately to the Police. The officer then spoke to the 24 year old man from Lancaster who was reported for contravening a bylaw.
A file will now be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service who will decide what charges might be brought.