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Thursday 17 August 2017

TV Grylls probed over island home slide

TV adventurer Bear Grylls is being investigated by his local council after he erected a slide off an island he owns.

On Monday Grylls (inset) posted a picture on Twitter of the steep metal slide he had attached to the cliffside on St Tudwal's Island West, off Abersoch in North Wales.

He posted a caption alongside, saying: "New slide attached at home on our island! You hit the water very fast!!!"

But the announcement sparked safety concerns from the local council, which says it will launch an investigation.

It is understood the slide can only be used for a couple of hours a day, when the tide is in.

Gwynedd Council said: "Officers from the council's Planning Service are investigating this case."

Last month, Grylls submitted a planning application to build a new £580,000 harbour on the island, which it is said will provide safe access to St Tudwal's West.

Edward 'Bear' Grylls has cemented a reputation as one of the world's foremost adventurers.

He bought the island in 2001 for £95,000.

He, his wife Shara and their three sons split their time between the island and their other home in London.

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