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Suspected WW2 device found by divers off Cornish coast

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A suspected World War Two bomb found by local divers is thought to be a parachute mine, coastguards say.The device was found 2,600ft (800m) offshore from a beach near Falmouth in Cornwall.Falmouth coastguards were called at about 09:30 GMT by a local diver who discovered it whilst diving off the coast of Maenporth beach.A Royal Navy bomb disposal team is expected to destroy it, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has said.More on this and other stories from across Devon and Cornwall

The Falmouth lifeboat was “keeping vessels clear of the area as a precautionary measure”, the MCA added.A spokesperson also said they expected the device to be destroyed on 30 November.


Source: Cornish BBC