UK Kids Climbed On Unexploded WWII Mine At Beach
By Clayton Browne
World War II ended over 70 years ago, but unexploded artillery shells, bombs and mines still regularly crop up across the UK.
Mom Kelly Gravell was relaxing on the beach near Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, with her two children last week when they found what they thought was a large seaweed-covered buoy.
However, the 32-year-old mother was stunned to learn the beach was closed five days later after Carmarthenshire Council rangers spotted the seven-decade-old sea mine and brought in the bomb squad to detonate it.
Comments From Mom And DadGareth Gravell, the 34-year-old dad of the kids, wrote online: “So the buoy my kids were jumping on all weekend turns out to be a WWII bomb. Oops.”
He continued: “The tide was up so we discovered what we later learned was the bomb - we just thought it was a buoy. “
Kelly chimed in to comment: “We were more interested in the barnacles on it and the kids were looking at them while Gareth noticed that it had a chain on.”
She went on: “I even made the joke that it was a big bomb at the time but did not think anything of it. It's only afterwards when the reality has set in that we were actually very lucky. We were close to disaster - it's shocking.”