Lad Raised Alarm After Finding WWII Bomb On Packed Beach

A young boy saved the day when he found an unexploded WWII bomb on a packed beach in Italy and raised the alarm.

After inspecting the object, experts confirmed it was, indeed, unexploded ordnance from World War II and believe it was likely swept onto the seabed by the current.

The lad had found the suspicious-looking device on the sea bed just a stone’s throw from the beach at Marcelli di Numana on the Riviera del Conero.

The shoreline was packed when he made the startling find in front of the beachfront Sottovento restaurant at around 1pm on 17th July.

Suspecting the item was dangerous, the boy immediately told his parents, who, in turn, notified the authorities.

Photo shows illustrative image of a beach in Marcelli in Ancona, Italy. Child found a World War II bomb while bathind on Monday, July 17, 2023. (Newsflash)

Bomb disposal experts from the Conventional Munition Disposal unit of the Italian Army’s Railway Engineers Regiment in Castel Maggiore, Bologna, went to the scene.

They were joined by the Carabinieri and the Coast Guard.

The experts secured the area before taking the bomb to a less-crowded location in a special container.

It was then safely detonated.

Numana mayor Gianluigi Tombolini told local media: “I must thank Deputy Prefect Davide Garra, the Carabinieri, and the harbour authorities.

“The whole operation was carried out with great professionalism and without causing too much disturbance to tourists and all the people present.”

Italy’s Riviera del Conero is a popular destination due to its green and wild nature, crystal-clear sea, and many beaches.

Many cities and towns in Italy’s Ancona province were bombed during World War II, including Ancona, Senigallia, and Falconara Marittima.


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