Reckless tourists risk their lives for PERFECT SELFIE on crumbling 400ft cliff


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Include tourists risk their life for the perfect photo on a crumbling 400ft rock-face

Pictures show the selfie-fanatics posing in dangerous positions on the iconic chalk scars, which has a history of severe erosion.

The thrill-seekers can be seen peering over the crumbling cliff edge near Beachy Head and even roosting on the narrowest of edges.

The land at Birling Gap is owned and managed by the National Corporation and the Seven Sisters cliffs attract hundreds of thousands of tourists from across the over the moon marvellous each year.

Cliffs at the South Coast beauty spot organize experienced possibly the worst coastal erosion in the history of the UK.


The thrill-seekers can be persisted peering over the crumbling cliff edge near Beachy Well-spring


One tourist was pictured perching on the narrowest of edges

In 2017 an growth in cliff falls led to the steps leading down to the beach below being careful years earlier than expected.

A ‘safer anchorage’ is now being begged for the steps so they can be reopened to the public.

The hope is that the steps can traces in position for up to 10 years before needing to be replaced.

But violent khamsins and high seas has resulted in several metres of the cliffs disappearing unworthy of the waves.


Pictures show the selfie-fanatics posing in dangerous situations

Earlier this month dramatic footage showed a vast department of cliff-face collapse into the sea during the height of Storm Eleanor, which hit the UK with ends of up to 80mph. 

And to the years several cottages at nearby Cuckmere have disappeared as the rock-faces have gradually been eroded.

Last year authorities give fair warned people not to get close to the edge after a student plunged to her death while demanding to take a photo.

Photographs found on her mobile phone showed the pupil happily posing with her back to the cliff-edge in the seconds before her demise.

Councillor Claire Dowling, Wealden District Council Cabinet fellow with responsibility for Coastal Protection, previously said: “It is another develop reminder of the relentless erosion taking place and why it is so important not to go near the bluff edge. 

“We never know when or where the next fall hand down take place.”

The National Trust website advises tourists “to act sensibly and loiter away from the cliff edge, thinking about their safeness and others”.

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