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‘Tombstoners’ who jumped 200ft dragged to shore by hero paddle boarder
A paddle border and care worker saved the lives of two swimmers who leapt 200ft off Durdle Door in Dorset.
Michael Wiley and Yasmin Allen, 23, helped a 20-year-old man who had foolishly followed another person by jumping in.
Mr Wiley said he found the man lying on the seabed 20ft down and it took five attempts for him to dive down before he could grab hold of him.
By the time the man was recovered to the beach he had stopped breathing and received CPR from off-duty Ms Allen.
Mr Wiley, from Southampton, said: It was a real state of panic. Everybody was shouting and screaming and it took me about five attempts to get to him.
I came to the surface and he was completely purple and had blood coming from his mouth as well as foam.
There was no heartbeat and he wasn’t breathing at all.
I managed to swim him back to shore and there were four incredible ladies who did CPR on him and managed to get him breathing again.
Mr Wiley had already saved another man who injured himself while jumping from the landmark.
He had positioned himself under the famous rocky archway when he saw several people start to jump off the top of it into the sea.
The first man, aged 25, was seen jumping and slamming into the water.
He suffered serious spinal injuries and was unable to move his arms, prompting Mr Wiley to drag him out of the sea.
Both men were later airlifted from the Dorset beauty spot to Southampton General Hospital.
They are believed to have suffered life-changing injuries.
Many visitors on Sunday had no idea about the tombstoning incidents the previous day and there were even some people continuing to jump off the door.
Mr Wiley added: For people to go back the next day and do it again is completely disrespectful.
I just don’t understand why people would take that risk again.
As a result, questions have been raised about whether people should be allowed to travel unlimited distances to visit beauty spots.
Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset, described the tombstoners as ‘stupid’.
He said: I have lived in the area, on or off, all my life and I have seen people do this before and I have seen people being hurt.
It always amazes me that people go on doing it. It is an act of stupidity.
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