An unnamed diver’s jump into waters from the top of the towering rock face near Penzance, Cornwall (southwest corner of England) was captured by a photographer. He hurled himself through the air and fell between 96ft – 100ft before landing in just 20ft of water below.
Alastair Sopp‘s images snapped the diver as he free-falled into the sea below. He landed feet first and it turns out that other than an injured rib, he was fine. Alastair added: “It was a breathtaking moment. I couldn’t believe he jumped from so high up.” Though not illegal, police and coastguards have regularly issued warnings over the dangers of cliff-diving
Each year a number of people in the UK are killed or injured after hurling themselves into shallow water from piers, rocks and cliffs.