Air ambulance called after tombstoner jumps 200ft from cliff

A man who jumped 60 meters into the sea had to be flown to hospital on Wednesday after a shoulder dislocation.

Beachgoers at Durdle Door in Dorset watched the nameless tombstone fall from the top of the famous limestone arch and initially never reappear.

The Coast Guard rescued the man before an ambulance was called to the crowded beach.

He was then taken to Dorset County Hospital for further treatment, the reports mirror.

A video shows the moment the Thrillseeker jumped off the cliff while some viewers cheered.

But then there were screams when it became clear that the man was injured.

Speak with The sunHer witness Khawar Khawaja said: “It was really scary to watch, we didn’t know if he would come up at all or how badly he was injured.”

He added that his wife initially feared the husband was trying to commit suicide.

Mr Khawaja said bystanders called ambulance before the man jumped because of his height.

Jumping into water from a great height – known as tombstones – has killed at least 20 people in the UK since 2005.

Similar incidents, in which the ambulance had to be called to Durdle Door due to gravestones, made headlines nationwide last year.


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