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eod blow up live ordnance in west wight
eod blow up live ordnance in west wight

EOD blow up live ordnance in West Wight

The Needles coastguard and the EOD have been involved in a joint operation in making safe a 170 year old shell that dares back to the 1850’s

 


A member of the public alerted the coastguard who requested the assistance of the EOD at Totland Bay.

Once onscene it was ascertained to be a piece of Ordnance that was live.

It was destroyed in a controlled explosion whilst team members from coastguard established a 200m cordon.

Due to the incoming tide a request was made for safety cover by Freshwater Independent Lifeboat.

The area was made safe just after 9.30pm.