British adventurer and television star Bear Grylls has been forced to remove the slide from the side of his private island, amid safety fears and planning permission issues. Bear had an 80ft slide leading off the side of his St Tidwal's West island, going into the sea but has now had the slide taken out.
Fears arose that the slide could be a danger during the Winter months, but it has since been claimed that Bear had no intention of leaving the slide there as a permanent fixture. Grylls only had the slide there for the Summer months that he spent on the island.
County councilor Wynn Williams explained, "He was never going to leave it there. He stays there during August and he told me that it's not a permanent fixture. He would not allow it to be a permanent fixture in the winter months."
It has also emerged that the slide may have broken some planning permission rules, as the island is considered a location of natural beauty. Bear Grylls will now have to talk with the council, if he wants to have the slide put back up next Summer.
Bear Grylls, his wife Shara, and their three boys, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, all split their time between the island and their other interesting home, a Dutch barge in London.