Body recovered at Beachy Head

Body recovered at Beachy Head

Body recovered at Beachy Head

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A body has been recovered from the bottom of cliffs at Beachy Head.

Eastbourne RNLI has been working with the Dover Coastguard to retrieve the body, which was discovered late last night.

A spokesman from Eastbourne RNLI said: "It was found on the tide line at the bottom by the sea. The coastguard regularly patrols the area as it is of course a renowned suicide spot, but it wasn't suitable to recover last night because of the tide."

 

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10:38am Wed 26 Feb 14

mimseycal says...

"it wasn't suitable to recover last night because of the tide" ... Not suitable? Or do you mean wasn't possible ...
"it wasn't suitable to recover last night because of the tide" ... Not suitable? Or do you mean wasn't possible ... mimseycal
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10:56pm Wed 26 Feb 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

There needs to be a big fence put up along this cliff edge. It's tragic that so many people are easily able to jump off this cliff because there is no fence.

Also it is very dodgy jumping off here as along a lot of the cliff there are ledges which breaks peoples fall and then they end up very seriously injured - one person ended up in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives. There is only one part that goes straight down, but most don't jump from there.
There needs to be a big fence put up along this cliff edge. It's tragic that so many people are easily able to jump off this cliff because there is no fence. Also it is very dodgy jumping off here as along a lot of the cliff there are ledges which breaks peoples fall and then they end up very seriously injured - one person ended up in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives. There is only one part that goes straight down, but most don't jump from there. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -3

3:45pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Ouseler says...

" There needs to be a big fence put up along this cliff edge"
To be reasonably effective a fence would need to be 6 foot plus with a barbed wire top and stretch from the Cuckmere Valley to Eastbourne seafront, virtually. Then the stretch from Cuckmere Valley Westwards to Splash Point at Seaford would need to be fenced in a similar manner. I'm not sure a suicidal person would not simply find a stretch of unfenced cliff top elsewhere, or a multi storey car park. That's the unfortunate truth I'm afraid.
" There needs to be a big fence put up along this cliff edge" To be reasonably effective a fence would need to be 6 foot plus with a barbed wire top and stretch from the Cuckmere Valley to Eastbourne seafront, virtually. Then the stretch from Cuckmere Valley Westwards to Splash Point at Seaford would need to be fenced in a similar manner. I'm not sure a suicidal person would not simply find a stretch of unfenced cliff top elsewhere, or a multi storey car park. That's the unfortunate truth I'm afraid. Ouseler
  • Score: 4

4:02pm Thu 27 Feb 14

just-a-person says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
There needs to be a big fence put up along this cliff edge. It's tragic that so many people are easily able to jump off this cliff because there is no fence.

Also it is very dodgy jumping off here as along a lot of the cliff there are ledges which breaks peoples fall and then they end up very seriously injured - one person ended up in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives. There is only one part that goes straight down, but most don't jump from there.
What is tragic is the lack of help and understanding towards mental health.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: There needs to be a big fence put up along this cliff edge. It's tragic that so many people are easily able to jump off this cliff because there is no fence. Also it is very dodgy jumping off here as along a lot of the cliff there are ledges which breaks peoples fall and then they end up very seriously injured - one person ended up in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives. There is only one part that goes straight down, but most don't jump from there.[/p][/quote]What is tragic is the lack of help and understanding towards mental health. just-a-person
  • Score: 2

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