June 14, 2015
Burnham Coastguards remove fourth explosive from Brean beach

Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Brean on Saturday (June 13th) after the beachwarden found an 'explosive object' washed up.

Beachwarden Dave Furber alerted Coastguards, who sent a team to investigate and safely remove the unexploded flare - the fourth this year.

A small area of the beach around the device was cordoned off while Coastguards safely removed it.

"The flare was several years out of date and was still live so it could have exploded if it had been picked up," said Dave.

Burnham Coastguard Officer Dave Welland told "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 either the Beachwarden or the Coastguard know."

"The beachwarden was right to alert us as soon as it was found - objects like this can be dangerous. It has now been safely taken away and will be disposed of."

Last week, we reported here how a flare was exploded on the beach by an Army bomb disposal team after it was assessed tobe particularly dangerous.

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