The Needles coastguard search and rescue team have been mobilised by the UK coastguard to Brook beach on the Isle of Wight. The team were scrambled following a call from a concerned member of the public after they had discovered what is understood to be unexploded ordnance.
The Coastguard team were scrambled just after 1pm on Tuesday, to liaise with the informant in an attempt to locate the suspicious item that was being covered by the incoming tide.
Despite efforts of a 40-minute search, the item had been covered by shingle and the incoming tide.
A spokesman from Coastguard Rescue Team said: “Although on this occasion, the device has been covered over it could still pose a threat. The incident will still be treated as live until we can locate it and the experts have examined it.
Members of the public are being asked to call if you see anything suspicious on the beach, do not touch it, but call 999 and report it to the Coastguard.”
A second location has been given and the team have relocated to carry out a further search and have located the ordnance that is approx 150-metre down a cliff face near to Chale Beech.