Lyme coastguards scrambled after ‘bomb’ alert

Suspicious object turned out to be a washed up fishing buoy

Coastguard rescue officers from Lyme Regis were scrambled yesterday (Sunday) after fears that an explosive device had been washed up on a beach.

The suspected ordnance was reported by someone walking along the shoreline at Seatown, at around 4pm

But after inspecting it coastguard officers confirmed that it was a harmless fishing net buoy.

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