The Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team received their first call of 2022 yesterday (Sunday) when a member of the public found what they thought was an unexploded ordnance.
The Solent Coastguard tasked the team at Sandown Bay at 2.08pm following a call from a concerned member of the public.
On this occasion, the object was nothing more than a cylindrical piece of concrete.
The Coastguard praised the first informant who did the right thing by calling 999 and sharing their concerns.
This month, HM Coastguard celebrates its 200th anniversary. You can find out more about the work they do and see photos from the past 12 years at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/hm-coastguard-celebrates-200th-anniversary-as-volunteers-continue-to -saves- lives/.
If you or someone else is in trouble on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think is unexploded ordnance, call 999 and ask for the Coast Guard. Further safety information can be found at https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/.
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