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Olympic partygoer warned over flare firing in Weymouth
12:57pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Local News
COASTGUARDS have warned about the illegal firing of red flares after a false alarm connected to Olympic celebrations.
It was confirmed it had been fired from inland and believed to be 'over-exuberant' Olympic celebrations. The person firing the flare was given a warning.
A coastguard spokesman said: “It is an offence to falsely fire red flares either on land or in the marine environment, other than when a genuine distress situation exists.”