called to 'mystery object' washed up on Burnham-On-Sea beach
mystery object has been washed up on Burnham-On-Sea beach, prompting
a call-out for the town's BARB Search & Rescue.
of volunteers was called out to investigate the 6ft long cylinder-shaped
object, pictured here, which was washed up on the sand near the
A member of the public called in at Burnham's seafront hovercraft
station to report they had found the object while walking along
contacted the regional Coastguard Control Centre to report it and
seek advice. We were then requested to investigate it and report
backl on the exact location."
confirming that it posed no risk, it was moved up the beach for
the council's beach cleaning team to remove."
further action was required and it's believed it may be a commercial
always our advice to report unusual items like this along the coastline
to the Coastguard on 999 to get it checked out rather than ignoring
it and risking a beach user being hurt."