UPDATE 1: It has been reported that a woman is trapped under the rocks and that emergency crews are currently trying to reach her.
There has been a landslide on a beach in Dorset. People are being warned to stay away from the area of Burton Bradstock. Fire and Rescue teams have confirmed at least one person is trapped under the 300 tonnes of rubble which has fallen. A helicopter and digger has arrived on scene.
Fire and Rescue teams have not dismissed claims that there may be more than one person trapped under the rubble. This news has just come to light, making Dorset Landslide a hot search on many search engines.
There is a caravan park nearby meaning that some trapped people may have been holidaymakers staying there. This is called Dorset Holiday Park.
Dorset Council has alerted people to stay clear of these areas:
- Seven Rock Point on the end of Monmouth Beach, west of Lyme Regis
- The start of Monmouth Beach
- Beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth
- Base of Stonebarrow cliffs east of Charmouth
- Between Eype and West Bay
The reason of this is that wet weather may have caused the rock to soften,and then become unstable, now that hot weather is in place.
Temporary Signs are up around the areas. Weather changes appear to be being blamed at the current time.
We will keep you updated on people being rescued from the area.