This is the moment a child is pulled back from the edge of a 400ft cliff drop at Birling Gap in East Sussex.

Visitors to the beauty spot are constantly told of the dangers of walking near the edge of the cliff, which frequently collapses during hot weather.

But dozens of tourists were pictured taking selfies yesterday, as hundreds flocked to the coast to enjoy the sunshine.

A man poses for the camera at the edge of the cliff Credit: PA
The car park at Birling Gap on Sunday Credit: PA

The Coastguard is urging people to respect the coastline and not let their actions put frontline responders at risk.

Large numbers of visitors enjoyed a walk along the coastal path Credit: PA