Amazing drone footage shows West Pier from the inside – but don’t be tempted to have a look yourself!
Red danger buoys are to be placed around the West Pier next month to dissuade paddle boarders and swimmers from attempting to get too close to the crumbling structure.
This amazing video shows what the structure looks like when you get right up close – but it was filmed using a waterproof drone hovering just above the water.
The West Pier Trust has warned not to attempt trying to get the same view in person, as the remaining iron frame is not stable and hidden dangers lurk under the water’s surface too.
Rachel Clark, chief executive of the West Pier Trust, said: “We always used to have marker buoys there (they can only be in place during the summer season, like the council ones, as stormy weather displaces them) but they became prohibitively expensive.
“Now the trust’s financial position is more secure plus anticipating the increased traffic there’s likely to be from this summer with i360, we decided to bite the bullet and reinstate them.”
Paul Nelson, who shot the splash drone video last Thursday, said it was only possible “with a little help from my friend”.
He said: “We flew the drone very low/carefully over the glassy water. We did it a few times. This was the steadiest footage we managed to get.”
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