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A damaged safe and a series of motorcycles were plucked from Clarence Cove at Admiralty Park this weekend as the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club took part in the annual KBB Coastal Cleanup.

A spokesman for the dive group (BSAC) said that ten divers and a five-person shore crew took to the park, collecting assorted trash including plastic, glass and tyres from the sea bed in old used onion bags.

However, they were surprised when a visiting diver discovered a safe — which appeared to have been broken into — below a cliff face. The club reported their findings to the Bermuda Police Service.

The group also discovered five motorcycles, which along with the safe were dragged to the beach to be inspected by police before being taken to the dump.

“One of the recovered bikes was identified as stolen in 2010, so at least the insurance company and former owner will know where it came to rest,” the spokesman said.

Another motorcycle was identified as an original Labretta, leading BSAC diving officer to joke they could sell the “restorer’s dream project”. The group said they were happy to again help with the annual cleanup, with chairman Tudor Smith saying: “We’re delighted to play a part in helping Keep Bermuda Beautiful, especially in the way we are best qualified — preserving our special underwater world. We have assisted KBB annually for many years, and this year’s event was as well supported and successful as ever before.”

Picture by Arjaylene Javier
Too late for the heist? The broken-into safe that was dragged to the shore by divers and, right, police inspect the motorcycles found on the seabed
Picture by Arjaylene Javier
Picture by Arjaylene Javier