Editor: In the wake of our discussion about the annual OB Marshmallow Wars and the dangers and mess they leave, comes this:
by Jim Grant
I wonder though about cliff diving….I was at the cliffs yesterday and took this of two guys diving head first off a famous jump spot along Sunset Cliffs – south of Ocean Beach. These guys did this about 20 times.
Now should this be deemed illegal? Is it ?? Is it enforced ?? Is it safe? I have a whole slew of questions……
What if a diver beaks his or her leg or neck or is hurt in some way : The age old question – Who’s responsible – the kid, his or her parents, the City of San Diego???
The Fire Department and San Diego Police Department drive past the spot all day. NEVER have I seen them stop or even give a comment over the loud speaker……so could they be held responsible because of neglecting the divers ?
When it it good old fun and when is it a danger and who’s responsibility is it to police the actions ?
I don’t have all the answers…but I often say ” what if” ……I guess that come from being in business and always thinking about the liability issues…..