Rocket debris is removed from the beach on Tresco
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Rocket debris removed from Tresco beach

A large section of an American space rocket has been removed from a beach on the island of Tresco on Scilly.

The piece, measuring about 10m (32ft) by 4m (13ft), was spotted on the surface between Bryher and Tresco.

Local boatmen towed the section to Tresco where it was under guard until being taken away by tractors.

Coastguards believe it may be from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 which exploded after take-off in Florida in June.

  • 27 Nov 2015