Somerset, United Kingdom Emergency services were called to Berrow Beach yesterday by lifeguards after a beachgoer found a fuze with a metal detector. The Burnham Coastguard responded and sent pictures of the item to the Royal Logistics Corps Bomb Disposal.
EOD identified the fuze as that of a WWI shrapnel projectile, anti-personnel artillery munition. The remainder of the shell had corroded away over the years, leaving just the fuze and scattered debris.
Due to the condition of the fuse, it was safely removed and no controlled detonation was required.