News: Drama as Skegness beach cordoned off and bomb squad called in

News: Drama as Skegness beach cordoned off and bomb squad called in

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

The coastguard and bomb disposal squad were called to Skegness beach after members of the public found two possible unexploded bombs.

Crews from Mablethorpe and Skegness coastguard were paged by Humber Coastguard just before 10am yesterday morning, Tuesday, August 13.

Once at the scene the first object was located and photographed and the information was passed on to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD).

Whilst crews were on the scene they were approached by another member of the public to a second item about half a mile further down the beach.

The beach had to be cordoned off while crews sent details to EOD.

One of the items which was found on the beach
(Image: Mablethorpe Coastguard)

A post on Mablethorpe Coastguards Facebook page said: “Three members of the team went with the members of the public and this item was also plotted and photographed and passed to EOD.

 

“Once EOD were on scene the items were x-rayed and deemed safe.

“All Teams stood down

“As always if you see a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguards.”

Social media users reacted to the picture of the items found and said that they thought that it looked like a dead animal.

One person said: “Looks like a dead fish or something to me, glad everyone is safe though.”

Another added: “Thought it looked like a seal at first.”



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