Rockfall could have killed my son if I hadn’t been in the way

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A MOTHER who was injured by a falling rock at Plémont has warned beachgoers to stay clear of the cliffs at the beach, and said her young son could have been killed if she had not been in the way.

Holly Osmand (30) was placing a towel over her four-year-old son at the beach when she was struck on the back of the leg.

She suffered swelling and bruising but did not need medical help.

Following the incident, which happened on Saturday, Ms Osmand has warned beachgoers to avoid the east of Plémont beach, near to the cliff.

Holly Osmand is warning beachgoers at Plémont to beware falling rocks (35918255)

She said: ‘I can’t stress it enough, if I wasn’t standing over my son putting a towel over him, it would have been fatal for him.

‘For the rock to hit the back of my leg, it was the best place to be hit,’ she said.

Ms Osmand said she believed it could have broken a bone if it had hit her arm or back.

‘There are signs at the top of the stairs warning people of rockfall. I’ve never heard of a rockfall happening there before.

‘I was in shock,’ added Ms Osmand.

After the incident, an RNLI lifeguard checked Ms Osmand for injuries and assessed the scene of the rockfall.

Despite the shock, Ms Osmand said she intends to return to Plémont.

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