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Public told to avoid Cumbria beaches and promenades during 'intense' weather

COASTGUARDS have warned against taking ‘dangerous’ pictures of Cumbria’s coasts

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High Tides causing chaos at West Shore Caravan Park. Residents were being evacuated due to flooding. HARRY ATKINSON REF: 50057759B002

The warning comes after reports of people risking their lives to take ‘spectacular’ pictures of waves across the UK.

A Liverpool Coastguard spokesman said: “It all looks very exciting and spectacular but if you get too close you can get swept out to sea. It’s dangerous and not worth risking your life.

“Invest in a telescopic camera if you really want a picture - it’s worth less than your life. Why risk it?

“People need to stay well away from promenades and beaches while the weather is this intense, until it calms down.”

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It should also be mentioned its not worth risking your life and crossing the railway lines because the under passes are flooded to take a look either. I'm sure the Emergency services have enough to deal with without clearing fatalities from our railways.

Posted by Anon on 4 January 2014 at 22:08

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