Gone In 6 Seconds! Dorset Cliff Face Suddenly Collapses Onto Rocky Shore Below

Dramatic footage shows the moment a Dorset cliff face suddenly collapsed onto the rocky shore below.

Fisherman Sam Haskins was walking on the coastal footpath near Westcliff, on Portland, with girlfriend Bethany when the landslide occurred.

The 24-year-old filmed as small rocks and boulders at first broke away from the mainland.

A gigantic chunk of the cliff then crashed down to the beach.

“We’d heard there had been several small rock falls over the last few days and there were very large cracks appearing in the path and cliff face,” he said.

“At the time there was some activity from small amounts of rock and debris breaking away and falling down the scree slope,” he added.

Haskins revealed that his girlfriend ran away as the cliff began to collapse.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” he added.

Dorset County Council said it was monitoring the area and warned people to stay away, reports the Dorset Echo.

“The Jurassic coast is an eroding coastline which brings its own hazards,” said Cllr Peter Finney, Dorset County Council’s Cabinet member for environment.

“Our advice as always is to take care, take notice of warning signs and stay away from the cliffs.

"Dorset County Council countryside rangers regularly check the state of the coast path and ensure signage is in place, warning of any hazards.”

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