Contemporary art

Tourists trapped gaping at Gormley's Iron Men

Two tourists had that sinking feeling last week during a visit to Antony Gormley's "Another Place" installation on Crosby Beach near Liverpool. According to local press, the two pensioners became trapped in the quicksand while photographing the 100 cast iron, life-size figures dotted across three kilometres of the foreshore. Coastguards thankfully came to their rescue with Ian Jackson of Liverpool Coastguards striking a note of caution: "The sand can at first appear to be OK to walk on but there are patches of mud just underneath, which you simply cannot predict." The press report points out: "After being saved from [the] sinking sand, the women are now supporters of the Don’t Sink the Coastguard campaign."

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