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Coastguards check mystery object in Luce Bay

Coastguards at Luce Bay

COASTGUARDS have investigated another object spotted in the sands of Luce Bay. It's thought that Spring tides and the constantly shifting sands are uncovering a variety of items inside the weapons-testing danger area. The latest find was checked at the weekend. The Coastguard said: "The item was located and identified as a non-explosive training device linked to the nearby MoD range." The find follows a similar discovery on an inert object last week and from a controlled explosion carried out at Portpatrick. There a shell, thought to be part of the estimated million tons of surplus ammunition dumped in the sea off the Rhins after the Second World War, was brought ashore aboard a scallop dredger. Royal Navy ordnance experts checked the shell, removed it from the boat and took it to the Dashers Den area to make it safe. The harbour area of Portpatrick was cordoned off for several hours as a precaution.

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