Warning issued to the dangers of tombstoning following Brighton incident

New warning on tombstoning

A young man tombstones

The tombstoner's kayak hits the water nose-first

First published in News

SUN-SEEKERS have been warned after a man was caught tombstoning with a kayak.

The RNLI and lifeguards issued the warning about the dangerous practice after an Argus photographer captured a man jumping in off Brighton beach with a kayak.

The man was carrying out the dangerous stunt in front of a crowd of people off a groyne near the bandstand.

Police have warned youngsters tombstoning could lead to serious injury or even drowning.

Sergeant Stuart Mullins said every year people die around the UK from tombstoning and asked parents to emphasise this to children going to the beach.

A spokesman for the RNLI also warned people about the extreme dangers of jumping into shallow water, adding that rocks are not always visible.

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10:11am Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity..... stevo!!
  • Score: -35

10:15am Mon 21 Jul 14

We love Red Billy says...

Darwin in action.
Darwin in action. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 20

11:07am Mon 21 Jul 14

Bsxking1 says...

I honestly don't think there is any danger here, used to do it all the time of newhaven arms after school, as long as u can swim, see there is no sticking out metal killing spikes before the tide comes in and u jump where it is deep enough why not?? As for a kayak of the wall yes that may not be the best idea
I honestly don't think there is any danger here, used to do it all the time of newhaven arms after school, as long as u can swim, see there is no sticking out metal killing spikes before the tide comes in and u jump where it is deep enough why not?? As for a kayak of the wall yes that may not be the best idea Bsxking1
  • Score: -33

12:01pm Mon 21 Jul 14

voiceofthescoombe says...

Done similar in a sea kayak the thing is you needto know how deep the water is your about to land in is .
The tide does go in and out so what might be safe can rapidly become unsafe.
Done similar in a sea kayak the thing is you needto know how deep the water is your about to land in is . The tide does go in and out so what might be safe can rapidly become unsafe. voiceofthescoombe
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Mon 21 Jul 14

notaconspiracy says...

Used to do this all the time when I was a kid. It was called 'jumping into the sea' back then.

As long as the water is deep enough and uncluttered it's safe, fun and refreshing.
Used to do this all the time when I was a kid. It was called 'jumping into the sea' back then. As long as the water is deep enough and uncluttered it's safe, fun and refreshing. notaconspiracy
  • Score: 3

12:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Stoney33 says...

A man my wife provides care for was a victim of this

Hes now in his 50s, but was paralysed in his teens as a result of this exact practice

Maybe if people were to meet him, they might have other ideas about jumping in
A man my wife provides care for was a victim of this Hes now in his 50s, but was paralysed in his teens as a result of this exact practice Maybe if people were to meet him, they might have other ideas about jumping in Stoney33
  • Score: 16

12:53pm Mon 21 Jul 14

firemanste says...

Bsxking1 wrote:
I honestly don't think there is any danger here, used to do it all the time of newhaven arms after school, as long as u can swim, see there is no sticking out metal killing spikes before the tide comes in and u jump where it is deep enough why not?? As for a kayak of the wall yes that may not be the best idea
some lads did it in torquay in 2010 and one when he done it kneed himself on the chin,unconcious and drowned. it it dangerous and can kill. i was young once and found it fun at the time.but now can see the danger
[quote][p][bold]Bsxking1[/bold] wrote: I honestly don't think there is any danger here, used to do it all the time of newhaven arms after school, as long as u can swim, see there is no sticking out metal killing spikes before the tide comes in and u jump where it is deep enough why not?? As for a kayak of the wall yes that may not be the best idea[/p][/quote]some lads did it in torquay in 2010 and one when he done it kneed himself on the chin,unconcious and drowned. it it dangerous and can kill. i was young once and found it fun at the time.but now can see the danger firemanste
  • Score: 10

1:19pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Diski55 says...

Bsxking1 wrote:
I honestly don't think there is any danger here, used to do it all the time of newhaven arms after school, as long as u can swim, see there is no sticking out metal killing spikes before the tide comes in and u jump where it is deep enough why not?? As for a kayak of the wall yes that may not be the best idea
Really? I know people who did this when they were younger and were badly injured doing so when the water wasnt deep enough - its difficult to see how deep the water is. I still see them doing it into the harbour or around the fishing boats and in the marina, taking no notice of the depth or what could lurk under the water and also the crap that comes from the fishing boats!
[quote][p][bold]Bsxking1[/bold] wrote: I honestly don't think there is any danger here, used to do it all the time of newhaven arms after school, as long as u can swim, see there is no sticking out metal killing spikes before the tide comes in and u jump where it is deep enough why not?? As for a kayak of the wall yes that may not be the best idea[/p][/quote]Really? I know people who did this when they were younger and were badly injured doing so when the water wasnt deep enough - its difficult to see how deep the water is. I still see them doing it into the harbour or around the fishing boats and in the marina, taking no notice of the depth or what could lurk under the water and also the crap that comes from the fishing boats! Diski55
  • Score: 3

4:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben? Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 12

4:16pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
Unable to discuss yet another of my posts?

Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?
[quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?[/p][/quote]Unable to discuss yet another of my posts? Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are? stevo!!
  • Score: -18

4:22pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
Unable to discuss yet another of my posts?

Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?
Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?[/p][/quote]Unable to discuss yet another of my posts? Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?[/p][/quote]Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard.... Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 10

4:29pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
Unable to discuss yet another of my posts?

Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?
Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....
It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything.

So once again, you're projecting onto others.

I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you.
[quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?[/p][/quote]Unable to discuss yet another of my posts? Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?[/p][/quote]Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....[/p][/quote]It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything. So once again, you're projecting onto others. I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you. stevo!!
  • Score: -17

4:46pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
Unable to discuss yet another of my posts?

Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?
Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....
It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything.

So once again, you're projecting onto others.

I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you.
Not at all, you keep on steveo, dont let me stop you making a complete bell end of yourself :)
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?[/p][/quote]Unable to discuss yet another of my posts? Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?[/p][/quote]Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....[/p][/quote]It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything. So once again, you're projecting onto others. I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you.[/p][/quote]Not at all, you keep on steveo, dont let me stop you making a complete bell end of yourself :) Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 13

4:58pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
Unable to discuss yet another of my posts?

Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?
Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....
It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything.

So once again, you're projecting onto others.

I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you.
Not at all, you keep on steveo, dont let me stop you making a complete bell end of yourself :)
You admitted to thinking about my genitals on another thread.

Sadly for you, you won't ever get to see them, but you should get to see someone to help you with your trolling of this site.

I'm never the topic of anything, but you try and make me so - get help!
[quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?[/p][/quote]Unable to discuss yet another of my posts? Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?[/p][/quote]Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....[/p][/quote]It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything. So once again, you're projecting onto others. I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you.[/p][/quote]Not at all, you keep on steveo, dont let me stop you making a complete bell end of yourself :)[/p][/quote]You admitted to thinking about my genitals on another thread. Sadly for you, you won't ever get to see them, but you should get to see someone to help you with your trolling of this site. I'm never the topic of anything, but you try and make me so - get help! stevo!!
  • Score: -14

5:07pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
Unable to discuss yet another of my posts?

Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?
Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....
It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything.

So once again, you're projecting onto others.

I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you.
Not at all, you keep on steveo, dont let me stop you making a complete bell end of yourself :)
You admitted to thinking about my genitals on another thread.

Sadly for you, you won't ever get to see them, but you should get to see someone to help you with your trolling of this site.

I'm never the topic of anything, but you try and make me so - get help!
For clarity what I said was 'You are blatantly hung like a flea', and Im sticking with it steveo.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?[/p][/quote]Unable to discuss yet another of my posts? Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?[/p][/quote]Nope, I find it highly amusing that you actually feel your opinions count for anything you little nobody. Mr Big man behind his keyboard....[/p][/quote]It's very rare that I post opinions on here, actually, and at no point have I stated or implied that they count for anything. So once again, you're projecting onto others. I appreciate that you have to occupy yourself somehow, and I'm flattered to think that the words I write that appear on your monitor mean so much to you.[/p][/quote]Not at all, you keep on steveo, dont let me stop you making a complete bell end of yourself :)[/p][/quote]You admitted to thinking about my genitals on another thread. Sadly for you, you won't ever get to see them, but you should get to see someone to help you with your trolling of this site. I'm never the topic of anything, but you try and make me so - get help![/p][/quote]For clarity what I said was 'You are blatantly hung like a flea', and Im sticking with it steveo. Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 9

5:18pm Mon 21 Jul 14

spurious warnings says...

stevo!! wrote:
Mrbrightside1 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....
Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?
Unable to discuss yet another of my posts?

Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?
More evidence of Stevo's Narcissistic Personality Disorder (I think he's getting worse...moving into the manic phase)
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: I don't think the authorities have cottoned on to the name for this activity.....[/p][/quote]Every story I read, you are constantly straight in there with a comment. I assume since you stood down as councillor you have plenty of spare time on your hands Ben?[/p][/quote]Unable to discuss yet another of my posts? Don't you get fed up of showing us all how stupid you are?[/p][/quote]More evidence of Stevo's Narcissistic Personality Disorder (I think he's getting worse...moving into the manic phase) spurious warnings
  • Score: 10

6:32pm Mon 21 Jul 14

AlanPare says...

Stevo!! said "It's very rare that I post opinions on here."

Can I nominate this for the least self-insightful comment ever posted on any website ever?
Stevo!! said "It's very rare that I post opinions on here." Can I nominate this for the least self-insightful comment ever posted on any website ever? AlanPare
  • Score: 11

7:09pm Mon 21 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

AlanPare wrote:
Stevo!! said "It's very rare that I post opinions on here."

Can I nominate this for the least self-insightful comment ever posted on any website ever?
Seconded!
[quote][p][bold]AlanPare[/bold] wrote: Stevo!! said "It's very rare that I post opinions on here." Can I nominate this for the least self-insightful comment ever posted on any website ever?[/p][/quote]Seconded! To baldly go
  • Score: 8

10:48pm Mon 21 Jul 14

whatsisname says...

Good point! Thirded!
Good point! Thirded! whatsisname
  • Score: 4

9:48am Tue 22 Jul 14

BradleyWiggins says...

Let me introduce you to a chap I know who 30 years did the "tombstoning" off Brighton one hot summer. 30 years, paralyzed, with round the clock care, doubly incontinent, multiple organ failure issues, ongoing kidney infections, sepsis and oh, what a wonderful life has thanks to a moment of fun in the sun. Think before you leap. You should meet this man, he has a tale to tell...
Let me introduce you to a chap I know who 30 years did the "tombstoning" off Brighton one hot summer. 30 years, paralyzed, with round the clock care, doubly incontinent, multiple organ failure issues, ongoing kidney infections, sepsis and oh, what a wonderful life has thanks to a moment of fun in the sun. Think before you leap. You should meet this man, he has a tale to tell... BradleyWiggins
  • Score: 2

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