POLICE are urging visitors to the Pillars at Mount Martha to be aware of the dangers of jumping from the rocks after a man was injured on Friday 5 January.
The man, in his 20s, is believed to have been injured while jumping off rocks into the sea at the Pillars, a popular tourist spot that was once closed due to the risks involved and the high number of accidents.
Emergency services and paramedics rushed to the scene about 4.40pm where they treated the man for neck pain and took him to Frankston Hospital. He was believed to be in a stable condition.
On Monday police issued a reminder for people visiting the Pillars to “know your limitations, and the depth [of the water]”.
“Far too often there have been injuries from people jumping or diving into shallow water,” a police statement read.
The police also reminded visitors to take their rubbish home and “be respectful of the nature and surrounding areas”.
The Pillars, a Department of Energy, Environment and Climate action-managed area which Mornington Peninsula Shire Council helps to maintain, is a rock formation that attracts many hundreds of visitors ever year.
Visitors flock to the picturesque site every summer to jump from the rocks into the water, despite fencing being installed briefly in 2019 after a series of incidents in 2016, 2017 and 2018.