Staithes Coastguard issues warning after further landslides are reported at Runswick Bay

Staithes Coastguard Rescue Team have issued further warnings urging visitors to stay away from the cliffs at Runswick Bay after further landslides have been reported.

By Lyndsey Young
Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 10:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 10:41 am
Landslip at Runswick Bay.
Landslip at Runswick Bay.

The rescue team were tasked at the weekend to investigate further landslides and cliff falls at Runswick Bay where there has been a significant landslip.

It is estimated that in excess of 200 tonnes has fallen onto the beach which represents a significant danger to the public

Staithes Coastguard said on their facebook page: “There is potential of further cliff falls including rock and mud which continues to fall, potential of people being cut off by the tide beyond the land slip and very wet mud which would be impossible to walk through.

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Parts of cliff fallen onto beach at Runswick Bay.

“We continue to repeat our warnings that visitors to the coast should keep away from cliff edges and the base of cliffs due to continued erosion.

“Our guidance would be to stay away from the base of the cliff the same distance as the cliff height, and to remain on designated cliff paths away from cliff edges, check tide times and stay keep away from any landslides including mud”.

For coastal emergencies, if you see anyone in danger and to report coastal erosion dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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