Watch the video and see the photos of the controlled explosion on Formby beach yesterday
The volunteer rescue teams from HM Coastguard Crosby and HM Coastguard Southport were tasked to a report of possible ordnance on the beach near to Formby Point.
Once at the scene of the incident rescue teams liaised with Merseyside Police and were briefed that it was suspected to be a large unexploded WW2 device, roughly about 500lb in weight.
A large cordon was set up on all access points to the beach and safety patrols carried out to keep any members of the public away from the danger zone. Southport Offshore Rescue Trust (Southport Lifeboat) was also tasked to assist The Royal Navy Northern Diving Group in launching and escorting the team to the location.
Here is the video of the explosion from the Formby beach and also another view of it from the HM Coastguard Crosby boat...
The device was safely detonated at 11:00am and once the area was checked for any other hazards the cordon was lifted and public access granted.
Rescue teams then returned to their stations.
𝗜𝗻 𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆, 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝟵𝟵𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗱.
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Thanks to HM Coastguard Crosby for the video and photo.
See the original Formby Bubble story here