Woman spotted doing handstand and yoga poses on the edge of a crumbling cliff

A woman put herself in danger doing a handstand on the edge of a crumbling cliff.

The daredevil left locals stunned after spending around 20 minutes performing a series of yoga poses 200ft above jagged rocks.

Despite giant cracks and signs warning that the chalk cliffs could give way at any moment, tourists are often spotted dangling over the edge of the Seaford Head cliff, in Seaford, East Sussex, to take selfies.

Photographer Wayne Spring, 51, has seen scores of people gamble with death at the edge of the cliff and branded the woman’s behaviour “ridiculous”.

He said: "I find myself questioning people’s common sense quite a lot these days, but this was just another level.

"It was absolutely ridiculous – at the best of times, I can’t understand why anybody would go anywhere near a crumbling cliff above a sheer drop.

"But this was something else – I couldn’t believe my eyes when she did the headstand."

The thrillseeker, who appears to be in her 30s, performed a series of poses at the edge of the cliff, including standing on one leg and the ‘downward-facing dog’ pose.

Snapper Wayne added: "Yoga’s meant to be relaxing, but I can tell you that it wasn’t relaxing watching her.

"There was a crowd gathered around me at the time and people couldn’t stop gasping.

"The woman was so firm with her poses, it just goes to show that she was totally oblivious to the danger she was in.

"The cliffs are so unstable, they could collapse at any time.

"Nobody’s would ever be able to walk away from that drop, no matter how bendy they were."

The edge of the cliff is fractured with cracks, and every year along the iconic white cliffs, hundreds of tonnes of rocks fall onto the beach below.

For years there have been calls to install security fences at the top of the cliff to prevent people falling off the sheer drop.

Wayne added: "If you fence it off you might spoil the area but you can’t rely on people to use their common sense any more.

"I don’t want the natural environment to be spoilt by a few idiots but if a fence stops them then so be it.

"I think they’re uninformed. If you are not from the area you will not know about the dangers but people just need to use their common sense."

The South Downs National Park Authority, who maintain the Seven Sisters cliffs in Newhaven, East Sussex, have said fences are impractical because of erosion.

Seaford Head is along the same stretch of coastline as Beachy Head, one of the world’s most notorious cliffs.

Last week a five-year-old boy was found dead with his mother at Beachy Head.

Leo Tompsett, from Maidstone, Kent, and mother Cheryl, 42, were found dead at the cliffs near Eastbourne.

In a statement issued through police , Leo’s father, who has asked not to be named, said his son’s life had been "cut short".

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