Unexploded WW2 bomb found

Selsey Lifeboat Station was evacuated yesterday after an unexploded WW2 bomb was found by a diver.

Lifeboat station evacuated after WW2 bomb found

Selsey Lifeboat Station was evacuated yesterday after an unexploded WW2 bomb was found by a diver.

Lifeboat station evacuated after diver finds WW2 bomb Credit: Selsey Lifeboat
The bomb was safely detonated 1.5 nm E.S.E. of Selsey Bill Credit: Selsey Lifeboat

The 500lb ordnance was safely excavated after being supported in an inflatable bag.

Both Selsey lifeboats acted as guard vessels and maintained a 700m cordon around the bomb until it was successfully detonated just after midday.