Winds unearth unexploded ‘grenade’
15:06 05 February 2014
The seafront kiosk opposite the Exmouth fun park is pictured on Wednesday morning after being severely damaged by the storms. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1814-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk
Royal Navy bomb disposal squad are on route to Exmouth after the discovery of what is believed to be a smoke grenade.
The “device” was uncovered after high winds dislodged the ice-cream kiosk on Queens Drive.
A team from the Royal Navy’s Southern Diving Unit One are currently on route from Plymouth and will determine whether to carry out a controlled explosion.
It is possible that the device was left over from the Second World War – the area was lined with sea defences between 1939 and 1945.
As a result of the find 13 metre area was cordoned off at around 1.30pm– the exclusion zone is near the Bowling Alley.
Police were alerted by the Coastguard.
A Royal Navy spokesperson, added: “We have been told that the device looks like a smoke grenade, but we don’t know as the team are on route.”
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