Sunday, 20 January 2013

Fresh Falls and Mudslides.

Yesterday's patrol found this yesterday afternoon.

The force of these slips was shown as the metal railing had been pushed forward with the weight.

Whilst we haven't seen any rain the freezing temperatures are changing the way the slip works.

Below you can see some of the slips are liquid mud - this slip is about 1m deep and a very real danger should a child or dog fall into it. The top of the mud slip forms a crust which appears stable until you walk on it and fall into the liquid mud below- the suction makes it incredibly difficult to get out even if you are adult. At Hengistbury Head near Bournemouth similar slips occur and the Coastguard and Fire Service are regularly called to persons stuck.

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