An enormous open-topped industrial skip designed for loading has been found below the sand on Spit beach.
The skip was discovered by Ellie Reid, at around 2:30pm on Sunday (August 30).
The 23-year old was playing in the sand with her friend’s daughter, when they discovered the metal container.
Ellie said: ”We were digging a hole as my friend’s daughter want me to bury her in the sand when we came across it. We could not believe it.”
Upon uncovering the skip, Ellie rang Carlyon Bay Hotel, which owns Spit beach, to inform the team of the discovery.
She said: ”The skip was very rusty and sharp. It is very dangerous.”
”At first we thought it could have been washed up in the storms.”
Due to how deeply submerged the skip is, it has been suggested that the container has been there for a very long time.
Management of the Carlyon Bay Hotel are aware of the skip.
Cornwall Live have approached the hotel for comment.