OBJECT FLOATING IN THE SEA SPARKS CONCERN FOR THE COASTGUARD

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Reports of an object floating in the sea off Ventnor led to a local Coastguard Rescue Team being mobilised earlier this morning (Thursday).

At just before 08:10, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team were alerted to a 20ft unidentified object just off the shore.

A short search was completed in the area with nothing untoward found.

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The incident has been deemed a false alarm with good intent.

If you or someone else is in difficulty on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think may be unexploded ordnance, then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.Ā Further safety information can be found at https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/.

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Old Mike

Moby Dick?

Bobert

Probably someoneā€™s massive turd

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