Popular Beach Evacuated After Unexploded Bomb Found in the Sand

May 20, 2019May 20, 2019

A beach in England was just closed after tourists discovered something shocking in the sand. Reports are now coming in from the area concerning the closure.

"A popular British beach area was evacuated Monday after an unexploded shell was reportedly found just offshore from a lighthouse. The device was discovered at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England. The area is known for the high chalk sea cliff that rises to 531 feet above sea level," reported Fox.

The Coast Guard Agency issued a statement about the finding. They wrote on Twitter that the HM Coastguard is asking people to keep at a safe distance after a suspected unexploded shell was found at #BeachyHead yesterday. A cordon is set up and EOD team are on scene and planning a controlled explosion at low tide later this evening.

They also added that everyone was said to be safe at this time. Police have evacuated the beach in order to keep visitors away and to protect them. It is unclear at this time if there are possibly more explosives on the beach. A thorough investigation is underway.

It wasn't clear how old the shell may be, however, unexploded shells and bombs from World War II are often discovered throughout Britain and surrounding nations, wrote Fox. More details are to be reported soon.

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