Homeowners in a Yorkshire town are worried cliffs could fall onto people on the beach below after an enormous crack appeared.
The 50 metre-long rupture is the worst seen at the clifftop Longbeach Leisure Park in Hornsea and six holiday homes have already been relocated.
Dramatic images show the crack, which is a result of coastal erosion.
Holiday home owner Mark Mattison, 51, said: "It’s the biggest crack I have even seen and I have been here since 2003.
"I think the government, the council or whoever is involved, should put some defences up."
Although Mr Mattison said there’s a warden on site to monitor the situation, he fears it could be a risk for people on the beach, according to Hull Live.
He continued: "Yesterday, there were students down there doing coastal erosion studies and there were a lot of dog walkers.
"If it does go, obviously there could be tragic circumstances. A little bit went down at the back end of yesterday. Little bits go all the time."
Another holiday home owner, Mervin Bryan, 73, said: "This is the worst crack I have seen here.
“We walk our dogs towards Mappleton quite a lot and have seen the deterioration right along, it’s really coming down.
The holiday caravans nearest to the new rupture in the Eastfield area of the site will have to be relocated, which takes the total number of relocations up to 12 so far this year.
Longbeach Leisure Park manager Chris Wilson said the biggest single loss of cliff edge, recorded in 2008, was a width of 8.76 metres.
He admitted that the 50-metre crack was ‘more dramatic’ than anything they have had in recent years.
The holiday caravans nearest to the new rupture, in the Eastfield area of the site, will now be re-located, taking the total number of relocations to 12 so far this year.
He said: "The last couple of months has been the worst period of erosion in recent years.
"Certainly a talking point has been the hot summer of last year that’s dried out all the clay."
East Riding councillor Barbara Jefferson has raised the issue with the council and has been told officials visited the site recently to look at erosion and discuss health and safety issues.
It’s said East Riding’s coastal engineers will visit the site to assess the rupture.
A council spokesman says: “While the existing coastal defences in Hornsea protect part of the Longbeach site from erosion, to the south of these defences, the coast is eroding at a rate of approximately 2.3 metres a year, with a maximum individual loss of 8.76 metres.
“Over time, this erosion, which is monitored regularly, has resulted in the need to relocate or remove caravan pitches from the site.”
The council has been working with landowners in the affected area to ensure the risks to people are minimised.
Visitors to the coast are urged to keep away from cliff edges and the bottom of cliffs.
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