A drunken man who jumped into the sea from Blackpool’s North Pier sparked a safety warning from Coastguard officers who said the stunt could have been fatal.
Lytham Coastguard was called to the incident on Saturday (August 3) afternoon but the man was able to swim ashore safely, a spokesman said.The service received reports of an “intoxicated male” jumping from the historic pier. He was given safety advice before being left with his friends on the beach.
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The spokesman added: “Thankfully, the male was able to swim ashore and stated no injuries.”
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It’s drunken acts like these that our volunteer RNLI have to drop everything and attend to drunken idiots.
Maybe they should fine idiots like this and the RNLI receive the money
Pug Hog Towers
They do fine them I’m sure.. A guy recently jumped off central pier and he had to pay for the air ambulance fee and wasting their time, he had to pay £1,000 without the air ambulance fee.
Is this a new craze cause it’s wasting resources on our much needed help for those who really need it.
Tombstoning has been going on for ages. “It won’t happen to me”.... why take the chance?
It’s a shame people are going out leaving their families to risk their lives to save people who aren’t worth saving
It’s not a new craze but it “is crazy” - some people don’t appreciate the tidal reaches of our beaches - it might be safe one hour but the next, way too shallow. With rivers it is dependant on how much rain there has been - so many hidden hazards, so just don’t do it! Go and find a local pool and dive safely.
Happened to the lemmings so let nature take its course
If they are daft enough let em get on with it!! Natural selection, I call it!!
Garry Paul Campbell
I was on North Pier yesterday and seen this drunken idiot jump off no sympathy at all right in front of me and my daughter
Mark Steven Hindley
Got zero sympathy for fools like that, let’s call it 21st century natural selection
There are a lot of comments here about the fact that we should allow people to get on with it and injure themselves or worse. However, it isn’t just about them, is it? The emergency services/RNLI have to get involved here and then they are put at risk too - or they spend time on people like this, who have CHOSEN to get into trouble...and they may be unable to attend another, more worthwhile incident. Throw the book at them, is what I say.