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Bear Grylls removes amazing ocean water slide
Survivalist and TV personality says he removed the structure due to the approaching winter weather and not because of the controversy surrounding it.
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 02:50 PM
A couple weeks ago, Bear Grylls posted a photo to his Twitter account showing off an incredible new addition to his family's private island in North Wales.
The 39-year-old survivalist and current host of the NBC reality series "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,"
purchased St. Tudwal West
back in 2001 for a modest $147,000. Along with his wife Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, the family spends a short amount of time annually on the island — with the rest of the year spent at their second home in London.
Unfortunately, not everyone was thrilled with Grylls' awesome new slide, with the Daily Mail reporting
that the area's local council objected over safety concerns.
"I have been told that the slide can only be used a couple of hours a day due to the tide," commented Councillor Wyn Williams. "However, I don’t believe you should be allowed to erect a slide in an area of outstanding natural beauty such as St Tudwal’s before going through correct procedures. I am concerned that an accident could happen, since there have been no discussions with planning or the health and safety department of Gwynedd Council."
As his family only stays on the island during the month of August, Grylls has since removed the slide
in preparation for the winter months.
"He was never going to leave it there," Williams shared; adding that the TV star has every intention of speaking with the council first next year before putting the slide back up.
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