Family poses with ‘beach buoy’ that turns out to be a bomb

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BURRY PORT, Carmarthenshire — A British family thought they were posing for pictures with a giant “beach buoy” during a family vacation in Burry Port coastal area.

But it turned out to be something much more historical — and dangerous.

The Telegraph reports that Kelly Gravell, 32, from Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, and kids Erin, 6, and Ellis, 4, had posed for pictures and videos with the “buoy.”

But five days after their vacation, the family was shocked to learn the beach had closed.

The “buoy” they had posed with turned out to be a 70-year-old active World War II bomb.

The bomb squad was called in and the bomb was detonated.

“Ellis was fascinated with the ‘sea monster’ washed up in Burry Port Beach,” Gravell wrote on his Facebook video. It was covered in barnacles.

“The realization that it was a bomb — it was completely shocking for us,” Kelly Gravell said. “We realize now just how lucky we were.”

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