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04/01/2019

A fisherman got a pre-Christmas surprise when he hauled in a WWII-era depth charge off Largs on the North Ayrshire coast.

The Mark 7 device was initially thought to be a boiler until a sinister smell of explosives alerted the fisherman to its true origin.

A 700m exclusion zone was put in place around the vessel as a Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised. The EOD team removed the depth charge and towed it one mile out to sea where they undertook a controlled explosion.

See: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6547035/Fisherman-44-lucky-alive-netting-huge-Nazi-bomb-packed-explosives.html