Bomb disposal experts were called to Cabo de Palos near La Manga this weekend after a smoke flare was found floating in the sea in Cala Chica.

The flare, believed to be of American origin, was found floating on the surface of the water by a local resident who alerted the Guardia Civil.

The Guardia Civil called the Maritime Action Force who sent a team of experts who successfully deactivated the device and made it safe by means of a controlled explosion.