Dorset

Coastguard 'tombstoning' warning after Boscombe jump

Boscombe Pier
Image caption The young man landed in shallow water after jumping off Boscombe Pier

Coastguards are reminding people of the dangers of jumping into the sea from a height or "tombstoning" after a youth was injured jumping from a Dorset pier.

The young man landed in shallow water after jumping off Boscombe Pier at Bournemouth on Friday and was recovered by a police unit on the scene.

He was taken to hospital for a check up but was not badly hurt.

The practice of "tombstoning" often results in serious back and leg injuries.

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