Reckless trio pictured dangling legs off Beachy Head

Dangling their legs over the edge of a crumbling cliff, these reckless friends were pictured risking their lives for the sake of a photograph.

The three men took it in turns to perch over the lethal 500ft high drop as the others took pictures at Beachy Head near Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Guy Hollingsworth, a passerby, filmed the trio at the notorious suicide spot as families walked by oblivious to the danger.

Guy, 41, from nearby Seaford, said: "It is ridiculously dangerous, people don't understand just how dangerous it is.

"If they could see the cracks underneath them and the under-hangings where the are lying they wouldn't go anywhere near it.

"They really shouldn't go anywhere near it at all."

Guy, from nearby Seaford, filmed the group on Sunday afternoon as he went walking along a nearby coastal path with a friend.

The photographer, who regularly sees people balancing precariously close to the edge, sent an unmanned drone up into the air to capture the men's actions.

He added: "They were there for a good 10 to 15 minutes, to put his own and others life's in danger is disgusting and he should be ashamed at his actions.

"If children had seen this and copied it could have been a tragic afternoon.

"Lots of people walk by without even a glance, it has become the normal for people to do this, what does it need to stop this.

"I asked the person I was with to ask them to step away from the edge, but by the time they had got down there over 20 people had walked by them without a word, they had also moved on.

"I had no phone reception or I would of phoned the police myself. It goes without saying, stay away from the edge."

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "Coastguard advice is to stay away from cliff edges - they can be crumbly or slippery when wet.

"Do not attempt to climb up or down cliffs unless you are trained and equipped to do so."

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