UXO on Sussex Beach Prompts Coastguard Warning

Chichester, England Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team responded to Medmerry Beach after reports of the discovery of potentially "highly explosive" ordnance.

The team confirmed it was ordnance and a thorough search of the area uncovered additional munitions related items.

"Photos were taken and sent to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team," a Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team spokesman said. "Unfortunately, the incoming tide covered the items before EOD arrived so the team stood down to return later on in the day."

The ordnance was safely removed the following afternoon. The spokesperson issued the following warning, "We would like to remind you that this beach is closed to the public as it has many hidden dangers. If you come across any ordnance or anything suspicious or unusual on the beach, please don't touch it and call 999 and ask for the coastguard. Ordnance previously found on this beach have been found to still be highly explosive, so please do not touch it and call 999 straight away. In an emergency out at sea, on the beach or along the coast dial 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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