‘Don’t risk your lives for a selfie’ - warns Gorleston coastguard

Gorleston bandstand in the snow, close to the seafront. Picture: James Weston

Gorleston bandstand in the snow, close to the seafront. Picture: James Weston - Credit: James Weston

The coastguard in Gorleston has warned people not to risk their lives for the sake of a selfie in the weather conditions.

Posting on the HM Coastguard Gorleston Facebook page, the warning was issued advising people to stay away from the coast during the snow and heavy winds.

The post said: “Yes, adverse weather is awe inspiring, but the dangers are real and our seas are unforgiving.

“Piers, rocks, harbours and the water’s edge are not safe places to be when the weather is bad.

“No footage, photograph or selfie is worth risking your life for.”

The post finished with a reminder of how to contact the coastguard if you do find yourself in peril - by calling 999.