A couple were called clots after tried to take ‘perfect selfie’ on the edge of a 120ft cliff.
They were pictured by a member of the public who was fishing at that time and were standing on the edge of the cliffs.
Old Harry Rocks, 165 millions years old, is a chalk ‘stack’ on the Dorset coast which can crumble beneath your feet.
One false step, or too much weight on the loose chalk beneath his feet, would have sent him crashing to his death.
Swanage Coastguard released an image of the two and warned people to be cautious along the coast after two people were seen on the edge of Old Harry Rocks on Friday evening at around 8pm.
A spokesman said “The photograph was taken by someone fishing at 8pm near Old Harry Rocks.
“We went to the area the following day and spoke to members of the public and asked people to stay away from the cliff edge.
“The cliff, which the man was on the edge of, was no wider than 50cms.
“As the temperatures rise, it becomes even more dangerous because the cliff is made of chalk.
“The heat can erode this material especially when stood on – and people can slip very easily.
“The cliff edge looks like a path, but it isn’t – there is a drop at each side and it’s extremely dangerous.
“The two people did not just put their lives at risk, but could potentially put others at risk who may have to save them.
“It may seem like a spot to get the perfect selfie, but a sudden slip can be fatal.
“We’re urging people to stay away from the cliff edge and to make sure it’s not the last photo you take.”
Emergency services were stretched over the weekend as thousands descended on the Dorset on the hottest weekend so far this year.
Portland Bill Coastguard Rescue Team along with Wyke Coastguard were tasked by Solent Coastguard around 5pm on Saturday to assist a female climber who fell five metres near Rufus Castle, just off Church Ope.
And four people lost their lives in the water as England experienced the hottest day of the year so far.
Teenagers died in Greater Manchester and Oxfordshire on Sunday, along with a man in his 50s in North Yorkshire.
Temperatures across the country soared to over 30C, prompting the Met Office to warn Brits to keep safe.
At Salford Quays a 19-year-old’s body was pulled from the water following a long search by divers, Greater Manchester Police said.