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Scary Video: Terrifying Rockfall Incident Caught on Camera

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 February 2024, 8:49 IST
Terrifying Rockfall Incident Caught on Camera

A video captured by Daniel Knagg has brought attention to the unpredictable force of nature, emphasizing the need for caution when exploring coastal cliffs.

This harrowing incident occurred along the South West Coast Path, above the cliffs at West Bay.

The Dramatic Incident
The video, shared by Dorset Council on social media, portrays a heart-pounding event where rockfalls and landslips endangered lives. Despite a miraculous escape for those present, the footage underscores the unpredictable nature of coastal cliffs and the urgency for caution.


The Beauty and Instability of Cliffs
While showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the coastline, the footage also highlights the inherent instability of cliffs shaped by millions of years of erosion. The captivating scenery is a testament to the dual nature of these coastal landscapes – simultaneously alluring and perilous.

Nature's Processes
Rockfalls and landslips are natural processes continually shaping our coastlines. Erosion, weathering, and geological factors contribute to the gradual weakening of cliffs, leading to sudden collapses.


First published: 29 February 2024, 8:41 IST