‘Buoy’ Turns Out to be Bomb
Their two kids decided to pose in front of what their parents thought was a beach buoy, but it was actually an extremely dangerous object. It was later detonated, as the above video shows.
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The kids became fascinated with it and the parents thought it was harmless so they began posing by it and taking pictures.
Turns out, though, it could have killed them all.
“We were more fascinated by the barnacles on it. My son was touching it and was knocking on it a little bit, and that was it really.”
Five days later, Pembrey Country Park officials announced on their Facebook page that the “buoy” was a U.S. military bomb.
leaving our dangerous trash on other’s shores, nice
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Gravell and her husband Gareth were alerted of the news by a friend.
“The realization that it was a bomb—it was completely shocking for us,” she said. “We realize now just how lucky we were.”
The Coast Guard and a bomb squad later evacuated the beach and blew the bomb up in a controlled explosion.