PEOPLE at Boscombe beach have reportedly been ordered out of the water due to an ‘investigation into marine wildlife’.

The red flag was said to be raised in place of a red and yellow one with beachgoers ordered out of the water following an announcement over the megaphone a witness has told the Echo.

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Gemma Harris was at the beach at the time when around just after 1pm people were ordered out of the water.

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A video on social media shows that people had got out of the sea while two lifeguards investigate.

Ms. Harris told the Echo: “Everyone got out, everyone listened to the lifeguards and acted quickly.”

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The beach was then reopened half an hour later with a flag red after lifeguards searched the area for half an hour but could not find anything.

The Echo contacted the RNLI and BCP Council for further information.

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