Warning after beach rescues at Birling Gap

Damaged steps at Birling Gap

Damaged steps at Birling Gap

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A man had to be rescued from Birling Gap last week after he became cut off by the incoming spring tides.

It was the second rescue from the area in just two days after a woman also became trapped by the incoming tide, sparking emergency services to warn people to check before embarking on a shoreline walk.

Both the man and the woman had walked to the area without realising the Birling Gap steps have been closed off due to recent rock falls from the cliffs, emergency services said.


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