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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A 'mysterious object' has washed up at a Cornish beach - but not to worry, it's not dangerous. The square bale-like object was discovered at Castle Beach in Falmouth by a member of the public who called 999. A team from Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team attended on Monday, November 21. A spokesman for the rescue team said the concerned call had come in a day after receiving a separate call to assist colleagues at Mevagissey Coastguard. They were tasked with transporting a large potentially dangerous device known as a Time Expired Pyrotechnic which had washed ashore at Pentewan in St Austell Bay. A spokesman for the team said: "Everyone loves a mystery washed up object. This afternoon we were called to an ‘unknown’ object washed ashore at Castle Beach in Falmouth. Team members attended, investigated and removed said object to a safe place for collection by the local authority. Read more: Baby dolphin found at St Agnes beach was killed by a trawler net "With the recent weather and predicted forecasts coming up, it goes without saying that if you spot anything you’re unsure of washed ashore at the coast, contact the Coastguard. We can attend and help identify as needs be." People commenting on the coastguard post on Facebook believe the object is a bale of rubber sheets. In 2013, about 40 large blocks of a rubber-like substance, believed to be from a shipwreck 80 miles (130km) off the coast of Brittany that took place than 100 years ago, washed up on several European coasts.
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. Over the years, Senawang rubber bales have been found on beaches in Marazion, Perranuthnoe and other locations in Cornwall.
The mysterious object thought to be a bale of rubber sheets was founded washed up at Castle Beach in Falmouth (Image: Falmouth Coastguard) It is thought the bales of rubber come from a ship that sunk in the early 20th century when raw rubber was transported from the UK's colonies abroad. Rubber was imported to Britain to insulate telegraph cables on the seabed. Marc Cragg from the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum in Cornwall told the BBC back in 2013: "Gutta percha is from Indonesia and is very similar to rubber. It has been a central part of telegraph systems for the last 100 years or so." The Falmouth Coastguard rescue team spokesman added: "Remember some things can be explosive. Don’t touch it. Dial 999 and ask for Coastguard right away. The callers in both of these incidents did exactly the right thing by calling us. It’s never a waste of time." READ NEXT: Only six Cornwall towns affordable for local people to buy or rent, new study shows Prominent Penzance footballer Tony Claypole who played into his 60s has died St Austell woman with long history of drug use was only clean after prison stay, inquest hears Cornwall issued with 16 sewage pollution alerts across its beaches ahead of stormy weather Killacourt in Newquay the place to be to launch a new business but could do better say traders
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