Better Safe than Sorry When it Comes to UXO

Brighstone, United Kingdom The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team and bomb disposal experts were called in when a person reported what appeared to be a mine washed up on a beach in the West Wight. Local EOD were sent a photo of the object and confirmed that it was not a mine and was safe to remove.

A Maritime Coastguard Agency spokesman said, "The person who called to make us aware of the object did exactly the right thing. Ordnance comes in many different shapes and sizes. If you see something suspicious, don't touch it, pick it up or take it home. Leave it where it is, take photos or make a quick note about its size, what it looks like and where it is so the experts can decide if it is safe or not. Then call 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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