Giant yellow buoy removed from beach after storms

Picture by Beej Curtis - Giant yellow buoy removed from beach after storms

Picture by Beej Curtis - Giant yellow buoy removed from beach after storms

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A BRIGHT yellow buoy washed up from the sea at Branksome Beach was removed this afternoon after it was brought in by the tide due to the recent wet weather.

Dorset residents flocked to take a look at the one-ton buoy, usually found further out to sea, before it was attended to by Wessex Water.

Bournemouth Echo:

All pictures from Beej Curtis

Workmen used a flatbed and crane to lift it off the sands of the beach, ready to move it and instate it into the sea on Tuesday.

Bournemouth Echo:

It comes just days after a red buoy was seen after being washed up on Sandbanks Beach due to the high tides brought to the South coast last week.

Bournemouth Echo:

Borough of Poole took to their Facebook page yesterday to say that work is being carried out to clear the prom along Branksome Beach of sand, to make it passable following the recent storms.

Bournemouth Echo:

However, they said that with more storms forecast, they asked for residents' patience as the sand may get blown back up onto the prom.

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5:32pm Mon 10 Feb 14

SeafaringMan says...

A beach buoy?
A beach buoy? SeafaringMan
  • Score: 4

6:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Oh! Buoy....
Oh! Buoy.... BIGTONE
  • Score: -1

6:19pm Mon 10 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

Are we sure these are official contractors or will it be found in some scrap yard up north !!!
Are we sure these are official contractors or will it be found in some scrap yard up north !!! alasdair1967
  • Score: -4

6:40pm Mon 10 Feb 14

afcdibby says...

HSE alert! Where's his helmet?
HSE alert! Where's his helmet? afcdibby
  • Score: 11

6:45pm Mon 10 Feb 14

drJones says...

buoy that is big
buoy that is big drJones
  • Score: 1

7:15pm Mon 10 Feb 14

madras says...

hey there, big buoy...
hey there, big buoy... madras
  • Score: -2

7:40pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Old Colonial says...

"Dorset residents flocked to take a look at the one-ton buoy"

Not much on daytime telly today then?
"Dorset residents flocked to take a look at the one-ton buoy" Not much on daytime telly today then? Old Colonial
  • Score: 1

7:55pm Mon 10 Feb 14

asj says...

Old Colonial wrote:
"Dorset residents flocked to take a look at the one-ton buoy"

Not much on daytime telly today then?
bet they didn't realise that its a sewage outlet marker bouy!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: "Dorset residents flocked to take a look at the one-ton buoy" Not much on daytime telly today then?[/p][/quote]bet they didn't realise that its a sewage outlet marker bouy!!!! asj
  • Score: 0

7:52am Tue 11 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

afcdibby wrote:
HSE alert! Where's his helmet?
Yep, that will save him from a one tonne object
[quote][p][bold]afcdibby[/bold] wrote: HSE alert! Where's his helmet?[/p][/quote]Yep, that will save him from a one tonne object cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

9:21am Tue 11 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Oh! Buoy....
You don't know what you've been a-missin' Oh buoy
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Oh! Buoy....[/p][/quote]You don't know what you've been a-missin' Oh buoy Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Tylerhuisman94 says...

Dear people,

I'm a science student at Cambridge and I would love to get in contact with the non wearing helmet man to get more information about this subject. Does anyone his name or the name of his boss?

I would that you in advance,
Tyler
Dear people, I'm a science student at Cambridge and I would love to get in contact with the non wearing helmet man to get more information about this subject. Does anyone his name or the name of his boss? I would that you in advance, Tyler Tylerhuisman94
  • Score: 2

8:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

GeorgeW64 says...

It's amazing that it managed to float with all that lifting gear needed to load it on a flat bed.
It's amazing that it managed to float with all that lifting gear needed to load it on a flat bed. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -1

11:25am Wed 12 Feb 14

Phixer says...

Tylerhuisman94 wrote:
Dear people,

I'm a science student at Cambridge and I would love to get in contact with the non wearing helmet man to get more information about this subject. Does anyone his name or the name of his boss?

I would that you in advance,
Tyler
Quite clearly my tax money has been wasted on your education.
[quote][p][bold]Tylerhuisman94[/bold] wrote: Dear people, I'm a science student at Cambridge and I would love to get in contact with the non wearing helmet man to get more information about this subject. Does anyone his name or the name of his boss? I would that you in advance, Tyler[/p][/quote]Quite clearly my tax money has been wasted on your education. Phixer
  • Score: 0

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