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Warning after flood water washes away part of Kessingland beach

PUBLISHED: 12:40 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:40 19 March 2013

A photo taken by Lowestoft Coastguard of erosion at Kessingland beach caused by flood water rushing out of Benacre sluice

A photo taken by Lowestoft Coastguard of erosion at Kessingland beach caused by flood water rushing out of Benacre sluice

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Lowestoft Coastguard has issued a warning to holidaymakers using the beach at Kessingland after flood waters rushing out of Benacre sluice washed away a chunk of sand and shingle near to the caravan park.

A spokesman for the coastguard said a team had been on a training exercise near to the beach last night and witnessed the water gushing out in to the sea.

He said the sluice was fenced off but the water was likely to be draining from the land for several days.

“It is right next to the caravan park and it is not a safe place to play,” he said.

“It is only about three foot drop but there is a possibility the shingle could give way and the water is coming out of the sluice at such a force it is not safe.

“We want people to be aware of the erosion by the edge and take care.”

The spokesman said

To contact the coastguard in case of emergency dial 999.

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