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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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