A concerned member of the public called Falmouth Coastguard at around 2.15pm to report a suspicious red item that had been washed up on the beach at the bottom of the slipway. Portscatho Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) was scrambled to the scene. On arrival, they undertook a closer examination of the object and, as a safety measure, ordered the beach to be evacuated and closed to the public.
Speaking to Roseland Online, CRT Station Officer Andy Day said, “We arrived on scene at approximately 2.30pm and examined the object which was red, metallic, and with Russian writing. As a precaution, we ordered an evacuation of the beach and sealed off the area.
“We requested assistance from the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Unit at Plymouth, who took the item away for identification and subsequent disposal”.
Royal Navy’s Southern Diving Unit 1 (SDU1) provided EOD assistance to the Coastguard at Porthcurnick. A similar incident was reported at Perranporth last month.