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WATCH: The astonishing moment a cliff crashes apart by the sea

Credit: Facebook/Sam Haskins

This dramatic footage shows the moment a huge cliff face suddenly collapsed in Dorset onto a rocky shore below.

Fisherman Sam Haskins was walking on a coastal footpath near Westcliff, on Portland, when he captured the stunning collapse.

At first only a few small chunks fall away from the cliff, but then a giant section tumbles down the hillside.

He said: "We couldn't believe what we were seeing and hearing as the noise of many tons of stone and debris crashing down was awesome but also terrifying."

Dorset County Council has warned people to stay away from the area in case of repeat incidents, while the Maritime and Coastguard Agency tweeted a link to the video with the message: "Ever wondered why we say to stay away from cliff edges?"


Charity fund raiser shows how difficult it is to sleep on a life raft

Charity fund raiser Wayne Ingram is spending 7 days and nights living on a life raft in Portland Harbour.

He is attempting to simulate what it would be like for a person finding themselves having to abandon ship whilst out at sea.

Wayne entered the life raft on Monday. His target is to raise £20,000 for the accommodation provided for families of children undergoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He's posted a video showing how he sleeps and tries to keep warm on the raft:

Life raft fundraiser spends first night at sea

A serial fund-raiser from Dorset's waking up after his first night in a life raft in Portland Harbour. Wayne Ingram's planning to spend a week on the water. He'll live on emergency rations, and to make matters even more difficult, suffers from claustrophobia and gets seasick easily.

He's raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Charity fundraiser starts seven-day raft living challenge

There's no place like home: Wayne sizes up where he'll be spending the next seven days Credit: ITV News

A charity fundraiser, who's already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds, begins his latest venture today.

Wayne Ingram will live on a raft on Portland Marina for seven days and nights. He's raising money for families at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Wayne is a Pride of Britain nominee for his work raising money for a young boy's life-changing surgery.


Man jailed after threatening to bomb a Portland school

Man jailed after threatening to bomb a Portland school

A man who admitted threatening to bomb a Portland school has been banned from the island for three years. Lee Pattle, was also jailed for a total of 18 weeks after admitting a number of charges at Bournemouth Magistrates Court.

The 30 year old admitted making a threat to bomb St George's Primary School, which resulted in the staff at the school being put on high alert.

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