Swanage coastline warning after further landslip

Swanage landslip The area was being assessed to see if there is any risk to property

Related Stories

Heavy rain has caused a "significant" landslip on the Dorset coast for the second day running.

Portland Coastguard said a new fall had been reported by its rescue team on the northern part of Swanage Beach.

Watch officer Malcolm Wright said: "They could see material falling down and they indicated a level of alarm."

The agency said coastguard rescue teams, along with police and firefighters, had been sent to establish the extent of the fall.

Part of the landslide was caught on camera

Mr Wright said: "We've got cliff material that is saturated with water - under that extra weight, and with the water acting as a lubricant, it's slipping away.

"We're trying to establish whether any properties and their gardens back on to this area. Assessment is ongoing to see whether there is any risk to property."

The first landslip, near the Grand Hotel in Swanage, was reported by Portland Coastguard on Friday at about 16:00 GMT.

Walkers in the area are being urged to heed warning signs.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Dorset

Weather

Bournemouth

22 °C 14 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • planesEnd of the line

    The vast ‘boneyards’ that are home to thousands of aircraft that have come to end of their flying days

Programmes

  • A screenshot from Goat SimulatorClick Watch

    The goat simulator which started as a joke but became a surprising hit, plus other tech news

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.