Powerful WW2 bomb detonated in Helford River
9:51am Monday 1st October 2012 in News
A World War II bomb discovered lying on the seabed at the mouth of the Helford River has been detonated by a Royal Navy bomb disposal team.
A team led by Mark Milburn of Atlantic Scuba in Mabe discovered the suspicious device during a regular dive last week.
Mr Milburn, who contacted the authorities immediately, said he believed it was a German parachute mine left over from World War II.
The bomb was carefully moved from its original position to a point further away from the shoreline where it could be exploded safely.
It was detonated on Saturday lunchtime, resulting in a spectacular explosion of water, but with no damage caused.