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Fresh warnings over tombstoning

A fresh warning has been issued about the dangers of tombstoning

The coastguard say the recent warm weather has seen some people trying the high risk activity which involves jumping into water from cliffs or rocks.

20 people have died in the last 10 years Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

20 people have died in the last 10 years and 70 people have been injured, the youngest was just 12 years old.

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Tombstoning warnings put up by cliffs

Tombstoners Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Signs highlighting the dangers of tombstoning will be put up by cliffs in Cornwall. They'll state whether people have been killed or injured jumping into the sea in that area.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency there's been a rise in the number of people tombstoning in the past two years. The campaign, run by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency could be introduced nationwide.

Children warned of 'Tombstoning' dangers in Plymouth

Children are risking being killed or paralysed by continuing to jump off cliffs in Plymouth. The stark warning comes as the school holidays bring large groups onto the city's waterfront.

Police Community Support Officers have started boat patrols to advise them of the dangers, but they also want parents to play their part. Watch our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson report: