South West Wales

Airlift as tombstoning teenager breaks leg on Mumbles

A teenager was airlifted to hospital with a suspected broken leg after jumping into the sea from cliffs in Swansea.

The 19-year-old was hurt while "tombstoning" at Limeslade Bay, Mumbles, say Swansea Coastguards.

A spokesman said the area was a popular place for jumping into the sea, but warned that many people were not aware of the dangers.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 2200 BST on Sunday.

"It's a dangerous activity, you don't know how much water there is underneath you," said the spokesman.

"If people want to jump from rocks then I would urge them to do it in a properly supervised way with a coasteering group."

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