Girl hurt in tomb stoning incident

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By Christine Lavelle

A YOUNG girl injured herself while tomb stoning from a pier in Aberdour, Fife.

The dangerous craze involves jumping or diving from height into water.

A spokesperson from the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “The girl jumped from a pier in the Silversands area of the town without realising the extent of how bad the rocks were.

“She had no major injuries but suffered some cuts and bruises to her legs.”

A spokesman from Forth Coastguard said: “We were called to assist the ambulance when a young girl was injured tomb stoning.

“It is a very silly activity which is also extremely dangerous, and people should realise that partaking in such an activity will result in injury.”

He said it is so dangerous because water depth alters with the tide, submerged objects such as rocks may not be visible, and strong currents can rapidly sweep people away.

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