Tombstoner is lucky to be alive after suffering spinal injuries when he leapt ...

The man jumped from the wall in front of shocked friends in Weymouth, Dorset  Part of the beach was cleared as an air ambulance helicopter landed at the shore  The man was unconscious when he surfaced and had to be airlifted to hospital 

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Published: 11:18 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 11:20 BST, 1 July 2018

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Coastguard have issued a safety warning after a tombstoner was almost killed diving into the sea in front of shocked beachgoers.

The man suffered spinal injuries after leaping from a six-foot sea wall into shallow water in front of a group of friends at Weymouth beach in Dorset.

He appeared to land on his head and was unconscious when he surfaced causing onlookers to rush to his aid.

Part of the beach was cleared to allow the air ambulance helicopter to land and the casualty was stretchered aboard.

A helicopter arrives at Weymouth beach yesterday to rescue a man who suffered spinal injuries after leaping from a six-foot sea wall into shallow water

A helicopter arrives at Weymouth beach yesterday to rescue a man who suffered spinal injuries after leaping from a six-foot sea wall into shallow water

An onlooker, who called 999, said: 'We were sitting on the beach when we witnessed a

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