Cliff jumpers are still at it on Durdle Door despite the council announcing the beach was closed after three people were seriously injured jumping off 200ft cliffs.
The local authority said anyone trying to access the popular beach in Dorset would be turned back after yesterday’s incident.
But pictures today show crowds of people descending on the beach again, in total disregard of the ban.
A man in his early 20s was left fighting for his life after being pulled unconscious from the sea by two members of the public.
Witnesses reported that he spent several minutes underwater and was given CPR on the beach by an off-duty medic before being airlifted to hospital.
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A second man, aged about 25, suffered serious spinal injuries after also making the 200ft leap into about 15ft of water. He was also flown to hospital by air ambulance.
A third tombstoner, also aged in his early 20s, is believed to have suffered a broken leg after jumping off the rocky arch and was taken to hospital by land ambulance.
Air ambulances landed at the scene and crowds of people were evacuated from the beach and surrounding cliff area.
On Saturday evening, Dorset Council said Durdle Door and nearby Lulworth Cove would be closed ‘until further notice’.
And on Sunday morning, the council tweeted that the roads to the popular sites remained closed.
‘You will not be able to visit the beaches there and will be asked to turn around if you try and access the villages,’ the council said.
It said the measure would be reviewed on Monday but urged people to avoid the area ‘for now’.
Dorset Police tweeted: ‘Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove remain closed today along with approach roads to the area. Please do not travel as you will be turned away.’
On Saturday, a post on Poole Police’s Facebook page said the ‘critical incident’ had involved people jumping from the arch of Durdle Door into the sea.
‘The arch of Durdle Door is approximately 200 feet in height. Hitting water from that height, roughly 77mph, can be critical,’ it said.
‘This is further compounded by tides, currents and altering depth of the sea bed. It is NOT an appropriate location for this type of activity.’
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