'Idiotic' men sit at edge of 500ft crumbling Beachy Head cliff



The shocking moment a group of men sat at the edge of the 500ft crumbling cliff at Beachy Head in East Sussex to pose for photos has been caught on camera.

The idiotic act was captured on Saturday by photographer Martin Stichener who was left stunned by the men's actions.

A spokesman for Eastbourne RNLI lifeboat crew said he was "horrified" by the picture.

He told the Daily Mail: "It is so, so dangerous. I have seen the state of the cliffs. The erosion is terrible as a result of the rainfall. Parts of the cliff are falling away... You could easily lose your footing or be blown over."

This is the shocking moment when a reckless man was spotted posing for a picture while dangling his legs over a crumbling 500ft cliff face.  Photographer Martin Stitchener, 40, said he was 'stunned' to see the man sitting perilously close to the edge of Britain's highest chalk cliffs.

The daredevil and a group of friends were taking it in turns to perch above the steep drop at the famous beauty spot Beachy Head, East Sussex.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.

Pictured: The male sat on the side of the cliff with his legs dangling over.  This is the view of cliffs at Beachy Head.

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During the recent storms, the Sussex coast has been battered by heavy rain and wind.

In January, Birling Gap, a dip in the cliffs near Beachy Head, saw a cliff fall close to the steps that led down to its shingle beach.

Birling Gap has seen several cottages during decades of coastal erosion, repots the BBC.

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