Warning as people seen tombstoning off Worthing Pier

People have been seen tombstoning off Worthing Pier
People have been seen tombstoning off Worthing Pier

BEACH inspectors are warning people against ‘tombstoning’ after a group were seen jumping into water just a metre deep off Worthing Pier today (Monday, July 22).

In the past two days, beach office staff have spoken to several people who were seen jumping off the pier.

Today, foreshore inspector Mike Kerley reported seeing people launching themselves into extremely shallow water, while the tide was going out.

He said: “Today, they were jumping into water which was no more than a metre deep.

“The water was murky and they did it more than once. We spoke to them and I believe the police spoke to them, too.”

Mr Kerley warned others against participating in the ‘dangerous sport’.

He said: “If you look at the statistics, two people this year have been injured tombstoning and last year two died.

“It’s not a good sport to get into.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, July 22.