Fisherman’s Warning After Cliff Collapse in Esperance

         

Summary: A local fisherman in Esperance, Australia, has issued a safety warning after witnessing a cliff collapse at Ten Mile Lagoon. The recreational fisherman, Chris Houlahan, was fishing with his daughter when they heard a deafening sound and saw the whole side of the cliff face let go. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. Houlahan believes that rising sea levels and natural erosion are causing similar events at other beaches in the area.

A local recreational fisherman in Esperance, Australia, is warning others to be cautious after witnessing a cliff collapse at Ten Mile Lagoon. Chris Houlahan, who was fishing with his daughter when the incident occurred, described the sight as ‘scary, awesome, and fantastic’. He believes that rising sea levels and natural erosion have caused the collapse, and warns that similar events could put people at risk. Houlahan, who enjoys watching videos of such events online, expressed relief that no one was hurt in the incident. He also mentioned that other areas, including Observatory and Ten Mile beaches, are experiencing similar phenomena and advised visitors to use their common sense and avoid standing under cliffs. The Shire of Esperance confirmed that signs were already in place to warn beachgoers about coastal dangers. The cliffs are located in an unvested reserve managed by the state Department of Planning, Lands, and Heritage.

Tags: cliff collapse, safety warning, Esperance, fisherman, recreational fishing, rising sea levels, natural erosion, beach safety, coastal dangers

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