Beachy Head suicide spot

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Beachy Head is a chalk headland on the south coast of England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the south east coast from Dungeness to the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. Since the 17th century, the location has acquired a reputation for people to attempt suicide, estimated at 20 each year. The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team conducts regular day and evening patrols of the area in attempts to locate and stop potential jumpers. There are also posted signs with the telephone number of The Samaritans urging potential jumpers to call them. Worldwide, the landmark's suicide rate is surpassed only by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Aokigahara Woods in Japan. For more information on this suicide spot, read this article: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/fatal-attraction-1318254.html

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