Friday, 17 April 2015

Ordnance found at Redhorn Point and a dog incident.

Dorset Police requested assistance yesterday (16th) at Studland after a bait digger located a possible piece of ordnance.

As the item was below the high water mark , the primacy of the incident fell to the Coastguard to co ordinate so the Swanage Coastguard team was tasked.

As the tide was rapidly coming in the team quicker marked the area and took steps to stop the item rolling away whilst the National Maritime Operations centre contacted the EOD team.

At the next available low tide and the availability of a Royal Navy EOD team the team returned today to deal with the item.

The Royal Navy team arrived today and confirmed it was a piece of ordnance and removed it for safe disposal.

The Studland area was a D Day test area during the Second World War, items like this regularly turn up and our advice is certainly not touch them but call 999 and report your finding to the Coastguard.

As the team were about to deploy today to the ordnance incident , Dorset Fire and Rescue contacted the Coastguard to advise they were attending a report of a dog stuck on the beach.

The team redirected to the dog incident however were stood down as the dog managed to get free.

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