I have had no press releases regarding either of these events. I did witness the events around the cliff area. It did not appear to be a swimmer. There was a lot of activity on the pathway along the cliff. I assumed it was a paraglider in trouble (please note the word assumed)
However, to my horror, the waves were crashing in, the red flag was displayed and as usual there were stupid people in the sea. How many more deaths before people realise the red flag should not be ignored.
I've had a day off today - no diving, sea too rough, in fact no boats have been out. Huge waves pounding over the wall all day. A bow line on our dive boat snapped overnight, it was 1 inch thick, luckily no damage, just shows the power of those waves.
Picture below was actually taken in the storm of 2003. Todays waves were just as high - did anyone get a good picture today. If so email it to me and I waill replace the one below.