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Video: controlled explosion on Cornish beach

This is the moment an explosive was safely destroyed on a beach in Cornwall.

A fisherman had dragged up a misfired phosphorus flame marker while tending lobster pots at Gylyngvase Beach, Falmouth.

It was secured in the water and the beach closed while the an explosive disposal team prepared their equipment.

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If you do find anything like this washed up on our coastline, dial 999 and ask for COASTGUARD.

Don't touch it. These devices can cause devastating injuries if they go off

– Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team

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12 year old in hospital after being found unconscious on Cornish beach

The 12-year-old was discovered on rocks at Grebe Beach, in Durgan near Falmouth. Credit: Google Earth

A school girl has been taken to hospital after being found unconscious by a Cornish river.

The 12-year-old was discovered on rocks at Grebe Beach, in Durgan near Falmouth.

After calls from the public Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team rushed to the scene, where they placed the girl on a stretcher.

She was then taken by ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Staff evacuated after crane collapses at Falmouth docks

Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Staff at Falmouth docks have been evacuated after a crane collapsed this morning.

Emergency services were called just after 9am today, Wednesday 10 May, and a 200m exclusion zone has been put in place.

Police say there have been no reports of any injuries.

Emergency services have declared it a major incident and the yard and properties nearby have been evacuated.

Cliff Road is expected to remain closed to the public for the rest of the day.

Crane at A&P Falmouth just collapsed on RFA Tidespring in drydock.

Enormous bang & sirens sounding. Hope no casualties. Fortunately RFA Tidespring undamaged - crane collapsed on the dockside.

Assume no injuries but yard evacuated.

– Tweet by Navy Lookout

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