Police are searching for a marine marker flare, similar to this, which washed ashore on Thursday.
Police are searching for a marine marker flare, similar to this, which washed ashore on Thursday. Supplied

Dangerous marine marker missing

A POTENTIALLY deadly marine marker flare is missing from Nine Mile Beach, Byfield, after it reportedly washed to the shore at midday Thursday.

The marker is considered dangerous as it can activate and may explode, causing serious injury or death.

Police are seeking public assistance to locate the marker, which is used to spot locations on the ocean's surface.

They say it should not be moved and are appealing for anyone who may have seen it to contact police immediately.

The marker is described as being a stainless steel cylinder with a green and white sticker on the top.

It is marked as flammable and contains phosphorous.

Despite lengthy checks of the area, police late yesterday afternoon said they still hadn't found the marker.

If you have any information on the missing marker, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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