COASTGUARDS called to reports of a flare washed up on the beach at Ventnor found three used pyrotechnics.

The Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team were called to the scene, west of the Esplanade, shortly before 9am today (Friday).

They found three time-expired pyrotechnics, which they recovered and made sure were safe.

A spokesperson said: "If you find an flares or ordnance on the beach or shore dial 999 and ask for the coastguard."




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