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Tombstoning warning after unconscious man ‘saved’ by RNLI

Alexander Britton
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A man was pulled from the sea unconscious after jumping from a cliff into the water, police said.

Officers from Dyfed-Powys are warning about the dangers of tombstoning – jumping into water from a height – after the incident in Tenby.

The emergency services were called to a beach opposite St Catherine’s Island at around 6.15pm on Saturday and the RNLI administered CPR to the 23-year-old who was unconscious and not breathing.

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Inspector Gavin Howells said the RNLI “most likely saved this man’s life”.

He said: “This incident highlights the serious danger posed by tombstoning or cliff jumping, and the potentially life-threatening consequences.

“We urge people not to take part in this sort of activity anywhere along our coastline, and not to put themselves or the emergency services at risk for a thrill.”

The man regained consciousness and was taken to hospital for assessment.