remove 'explosive object' found during Brean beach clean
from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Brean on Saturday afternoon
(March 21st) when a group of volunteers taking part in a beach
clean found an 'explosive object' washed up.
beachwarden alerted Coastguards, who sent a team to investigate
and safely remove the unexploded flare.
flare was manufactured in 1997 and was still live so could have
exploded," said Burnham Coastguard Officer Ian Jefferies.
beachwarden was right to alert us as soon as it was found - objects
like this can be dangerous. It has been taken away and will be
properly disposed of."
Dave Furber added: "The best advice for anyone who finds
a suspected explosive device like this is never to touch it and
to stay away, then to let myself or the Coastguard know."
Coastguards at Brean on Saturday after the flare was found by
volunteers during a beach clean