This terrifying footage shows the moment an enormous section of cliff collapses onto a beach below.
The huge chunk of land is seen toppling down the cliff edge – prompting a large gasp from eyewitness Deborah Smith.
She said the incident was “so scary” that she “legged it away” soon after it happened.
The video was filmed at Lyntone Cliffs near Bude, Cornwall, at 4pm on Monday
Deborah, 54, who lives in Bude, said she had been out for a walk when she noticed small bits of earth falling from the cliff edge.
She said: “I’ve never walked that particular area before and I was just wandering along taking pictures of the sunset, like you do.
“I saw some little chunks of the cliff fall off and roll down so I started to video it.
“Then the massive bit just collapsed, it was so scary – I legged it away. It made a hell of a noise too, very loud.”
Deborah looked around to see if anyone else was around who might have witnessed it too.
She said: “There was no one else there – I kind of wanted someone else to have seen it as well as me.
“I did stop a jogger to tell her that part of the cliff had collapsed but she just waved at me and I don’t think she knew what I was saying.
“I definitely didn’t expect to see something like that happen.”
The manager of the nearby Elements Hotel and Restaurant said he was not aware of the collapse but was not that surprised by it.
He said: “It’s not far away from us at all, just down the road.
“That area is prone to this sort of thing and with the wet and windy weather we’ve been having I can’t say I’m surprised.
“A similar thing happened about three or four years ago when bits of the cliff collapsed during a really bad spell of weather.”
by John Bett
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