Hornsea Coastguards responded when a member of the public reported finding unexploded ordnance on the beach. Humber Coastguard received the 999 call and called the team into action at quarter past one in the afternoon on Easter Monday. They tasked the Hornsea Coastguard Rescue Team to investigate a number of blue tubular objects on the beach area near to Mappleton. The Hornsea CRT quickly attended the scene along with officers from Humberside Police and conducted a search of the area. The suspected ordnance was located approximately 1.5 miles south of Mappleton. A 100 meter exclusion area was set up and manned by coastguard and police officers while waiting for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team (EOD) to arrive from Catterick. Once the EOD officers had assessed the ordnance it was determined that one of the objects was believed to be live and required to be disposed of by means of controlled explosion. The exclusion area was extended to a 200 meter radius and included the beach area and cliff top.