Coastguard warning after primary school children seen near sea at Hill Head

Coastguards have issued a warning after schoolchildren were pictured standing on a beach as Storm Imogen hit the south coast.

Monday, 8th February 2016, 8:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 6:23 am
Picture from Hill Head Coastguard about childern on the beach at Salterns Picture: @hillheadcg Twitter feed

The children were spotted on the beach at Hill Head, as the storm continued to bring heavy winds and large waves to the area.

Hill Head Coastguard posted a photograph of the group on Twitter and wrote: ‘Amazing - one of the off duty coastguards just saw this group of primary school children on the beach at Salterns.

‘Primary school children were on an organised trip - the waves are unpredictable & contain debris #StormImogen where was your child today?’

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Coastguard rescue officer Brian Graham said: ‘We do not recommend children of that age being that close to the waves.

‘The waves are very unpredictable and no two waves break the same.’

Click here to watch video of Storm Imogen’s high winds and fierce waves.