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Huge ghost net found buried in the sand in Cornwall

Huge ghost net found buried in the sand in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:00am 27th October 2019.

This is the HUGE ghost net found buried in the sand on a picturesque Cornish beach.

Co-founder of Beach Guardian, Emily Stevenson, made the shocking discovery at Daymer Bay.

She believes that the massive bundle of netting could have been there for up to 20 years!

Ghost Fishing Net
A huge bundle of ghost fishing net had been found buried on a Cornish beach. Photo: Beach Guardian

It took the group, along with a team of volunteers, four hours to work the plastic fishing gear free.

Emily streamed the footage on social media, as part of Beach Guardian's eco-awareness event, Tune In Tuesday.

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Beach Guardian believes the ghost fishing net discovered at Daymer Bay had been there for up to 20 years. Photo: Beach Guardian

"For this week's Tune In Tuesday we headed down to Daymer Bay in response to a few reports we have had of a ghost fishing net that was buried in the sand.

"It didn't take long to realise that what we could see protruding from the sand was just the tip of the iceberg.

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It took Beach Guardian and a group of volunteers FOUR hours to remove the netting at Daymer Bay. Photo: Beach Guardian

"A matted bundle of plastic fishing gear that had been there for up to 20 years, lost but not forgotten, removed in just 4 hours thanks to a team of determined and passionate volunteers.

"Never underestimate the power you have to make change.

"We are stronger together".

Emily Stevenson, Beach Guardian

You can watch the video and read more about Beach Guardian here.

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