A WOMAN broke both legs while 'tombstoning' on the Jurassic coast.

Coastguard officers said the young woman had jumped ten feet into water "which turned out to be much shallower than first imagined" and landed awkwardly on her knees.

The woman also suffered cuts and jarred her body in the process, leading to fears she had injured her spine during the incident, which happened at Winspit, near Worth Matravers on Saturday afternoon.

An off duty doctor who was in the area was able to help coastguard teams from Swanage and St Albans check for signs of a spinal injury.

A spokesman for Swanage Coastguard said: "Thankfully none were present."

The incident happened just days after the duty controller for HM Coastguard James Instance issued a warning over tombstoning.

On Thursday afternoon (July 4), two men were caught jumping from Durdle Door into the sea

A spokesman from Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team said they were called to the scene where the men were reported to be putting themselves in danger by jumping from the iconic landmark into the sea.

And, as reported in the Daily Echo yesterday, police and the RNLI were called at 3am to

reports of drunk people on Bournemouth Pier

in the early hours of Monday morning.