Fuel leak sees lifeguards shut beach at Southsea

A SECTION of beach was closed after a fuel leak was spotted by a lifeguard on patrol.

Friday, 26th August 2016, 11:16 am
Updated Friday, 26th August 2016, 12:21 pm

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon and affected an area near to the Southsea hovercraft base.

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The area was shut from 2.15pm until 2.45pm while the risks were assessed.

A spokesman from the RNLI said: ‘The risks were mitigated and it passed through. The area was closed as a precaution.’

It is not known where the leak came from and it was reported to the Coastguard for further investigations.