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Angus school boy’s quick thinking ensures safe disposal of WW2 landmine

The land mine parts found on the beach
The land mine parts found on the beach

A school boy’s quick thinking has led to the safe detonation of of a WW2 land mine found on a Montrose beach.

Schoolboy Kyle Constantine found the potentially deadly piece of World War 2 ordnance on the beach near to Kinnaber, Montrose while out walking his dog Isla.

The explosive ordnance disposal team carried out a controlled explosion just before 11am on Saturday.

Kyle and dog Isla

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency paid tribute to Kyle’s quick thinking when he found the device.

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25/4/20 Unexploded ordnance removal, Montrose Beach.

Never touch or remove items from the beach. Dial 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ ask for COASTGUARD.

Posted by HM Coastguard – Angus & Mearns on Saturday, 25 April 2020

The organisation posted on social media.

“Kyle recalled the advice given when the local Coastguard team attended his school to give a talk on coastal safety and what anyone should do in the event of an emergency.

“He also recalled what he should do if he discovered anything out of the ordinary on the beach.

“He walked directly towards the dunes, counting his steps and placed a marker above this high tide line.

“He knew this from the seaweed and debris that creates a line along the beach. He then dialled 999 and asked for the Coastguard.

Montrose Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) investigated the ordnance. The item was later identified as “two-parts to a land mine.”

“A controlled explosion was carried out at 1045.

“Kyle and Isla continue to take their daily exercise on the lookout for any other remnants of WWII devices.

“Never touch or remove items from the beach. Dial 999 ask for Coastguard,” the statement continued.

 

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