Coastguard’s warning not to play on rocks after Lowestoft beach call-out

Lowestoft South Beach. Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft South Beach. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Warnings have been given about the dangers of playing on rocks after coastguard crews were called to reports of young people climbing on sea defences.

The Humber Coastguard Operations Centre paged the Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard Rescue teams to a 999 call from a member of the public at around 6.16pm saying he had heard screaming from a group of children that had climbed to the very end of the rock armour at Kids' Corner, in Lowestoft.

He raised concerns that either one of the children were injured, stuck or had entered the water and were in difficulties.

The team arrived on scene and met up with the caller, who reported that the children had managed to get off the rock armour and were heading into town safe and well.

They then checked the area and gave some friendly advice to other members of the public that were climbing on a different section of the rocks.

A statement of the Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard Facebook page said: 'Please remember, the rock armour is there to protect the shoreline, not as a play area.

'The rocks can be extremely dangerous with many trap and fall hazards. If you see anyone in difficulty dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.'

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