Opinion: Dangers at The Gap

Albany Advertiser

Another summer and another example of idiots at The Gap.

This time a man has been pictured posing for a photo with a child close to the edge of a 40m high cliff at the Albany tourist spot - despite a multi-million viewing platform close by.

Visitors take snap shots close to cliff’s edge.
Camera IconVisitors take snap shots close to cliff’s edge. Credit: Brad Harkup

This newspaper often receives backlash for promoting a ‘nanny state’ by sharing photos of tourists and locals ignoring warning signs about staying on the path at the dangerous spot.

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We know locals have walked along the cliff’s edges and into its hidden caves for decades but it takes just one slip or gust of wind for a tragedy - especially when a child is close to the edge, as pictured.

In recent months people have been spotted fishing off the cliff tops and doing hanstands close to the edge, leaving emergency services frustrated.

Falling from the cliff top to the rocks or ocean below would likely result in immediate death and put the life of rescuers at risk.

Please stay safe.

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