Warning over dangerous flare

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

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.

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



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