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Divers find WW II mine on seabed

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The device was located 700m (2,296ft) east of Ballard Point, coastguards said

Two divers have discovered an unexploded German World War II mine off the Dorset coastline.

The bomb - thought to be a 600 lb device - was located 700m (2,296ft) east of Ballard Point off Swanage, Portland Coastguard said.

It set up a 1,000m (3,280ft) exclusion zone - secured by Dorset Police Marine Unit - and temporarily shut the coastal path on Wednesday.

It was detonated by an Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit from Portsmouth.



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