beach cordoned off after 'suspicious metal object' found in sand
of Brean beach was sealed off by Coastguards on Monday (August
10th) after a metal detector enthusiast found a suspicious metal
object in the sands.
beach warden alerted Burnham Coastguards who were quickly on scene
and cordoned off a large area of the beach around the object.
Coastguard Station Officer Dave Welland said: "It's always
better to be safe rather than sorry with objects like this when
they are found."
metal detector user came across the large metal object two feet
under the surface of the beach and did the right thing in letting
the beach warden know. It measured about 18 inches long and had
various electrical wires hanging out of it at one end."
sent several photos and full details to the Army Bomb Disposal
Team and they then analysed it and confirmed that it was in fact
harmless and was probably a rusty car part."
explosives have been found along the coastline in recent years,
and this year five potentially explosive flares have been washed
up on local beaches.
2008, a huge 700kg German sea mine was found on Stert Island opposite
Burnham-On-Sea, which was detonated by the Navy's bomb squad,
as we reported here.