Suspected ordnance found on Torbay beach


Emergency services were called to Goodrington late last night, Wednesday 17th April after a suspected ordnance was found on the beach.

Photo: Facebook/Torbay Coastguard

Coastguard crews and the fore service attended the scene just after 11pm.

Photo: Facebook/Torbay Coastguard

Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service hazzardous materials officer confirmed it as an oxygen cylinder and it was safe to handle. The cylinder was removed for disposal.

Torbay Coastguard said on Facebook: “We always advise that if you find suspected ordnance on the beach or coastal area, leave it in place, do not touch it but make a reference of its location. Then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Ordnance can be unstable after being in the sea for such a long time and needs to be handled correctly by trained professionals,”

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