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App helps Hunstanton coastguard at Thornham Marsh

App helps Hunstanton coastguard at Thornham Marsh

Published by KLFM
5:32pm 3rd September 2019. (Updated at 5:56pm 3rd September 2019)

Photo Credit: Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team

The Hunstanton coastguard were called out to a possible ordnance yesterday (2nd September).

The team met with Norfolk Police at Thornham Marsh which was located by a member of the public. 

They had called the object in and taken a screenshot of it's position using the what3words app. 

ordnance found at hunstanton
Credit: Hunstanton Coastguard rescue team

This app divides the world into 3m x 3m squares and allows users to share their exact location using a unique three word address.

The Police launched their drone because of tidal condition of the March to help find the item. 

A 500m cordon was set up around the object until the tide had recovered the area.

The team was then stood down and waited to be re-tasked for the next day to meet with the Royal Navy EOD Team. 


Today (3rd September) the team met with the EOD who confirmed it was a mark 6 sea mine.

Once the area was made safe, the EOD carried out a controlled explosion of the item.

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