‘Significant risk’ to beach users after storm exposes pipework

‘Significant risk’ to beach users after storm exposes pipework

Owl assumes everyone can guess what the purpose of the pipe was. Is it still operational as a storm overflow?

Charlotte Becquart www.devonlive.com

The recent weather and sea conditions have exposed old pipework on a Devon beach.

The picture above was taken at Exmouth beach, west of the lifeboat station.

It shows old broken pipework which is a significant risk to all beach users.

Exmouth RNLI shared the picture above to raise awareness. The team said the pipes could cause ‘serious injury’, especially during high tides.

It is urging people to avoid the area.

A spokesperson wrote on Facebook: “Fierce sea conditions have exposed some old broken pipework that is a significant risk to sea swimmers, kite surfers and other water users on Exmouth beach and could cause serious injury especially during high tides.

“The hazard is located about 80 yards west of Exmouth Lifeboat Station.

“Please avoid this area.”