Exmouth coastguards give flare safety advice

EXMOUTH coastguards are urging flare users to dispose of them safely and not drop them on the beach.

EXMOUTH coastguards are urging flare users to dispose of them safely and not drop them on the beach.

The message comes after the coastguards were last week tasked to pick up an out-of-date orange smoke flare dropped on Exmouth beach close to the inshore lifeboat station.

The coastguards disposed of the flare safely.