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    Posted December 9, 2011 by
    Caribbean, St Vincent and Grenadines

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    Russian space probe found on Caribbean beach.


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     OceanPanic was leading a water-taxi tour in St. Vincent and the Grenadines' Tobago Cays Marine Park when their group discovered the wreckage of what he believes to be a Russian satellite washed up on the beach. This would appear to be debris from the October Arianespace Soyuz launch.
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    I am a water taxi operator and tour guide working and operating around the Grenadines. On Tuesday 6Th December 2011, Ocean Panic Tours arrived on Petit Tabac in the Tobago Cays in the state of St Vincent and the Grenadines at 10am with a 12 member tour group. Upon arriving on the Island we saw what appears to be some sort of an aircraft fuselage beached up. An Air France pilot who was part of our group and myself started running towards the object but under closer inspection we realised this was not an Airbus part.
    Further inspection of the parts showed fresh breakage, there is also the lens fully intact and the communication antenna still attached. There is Russian writing on the fuselage as well. The 12 of us tried to turn it over (the fuselage) but we suddenly remembered radiation and left it alone. I immediately telephoned the local authorities to inform them of what we found.
    I escorted a tour group to the Island on 04/12/2011, 2 days earlier and this object was not there. It appears to be a Russian space probe. All markings on craft are Russian, and serial numbers consistent around wreckage. We also believe it fell from the sky in the shallow area of water and washed ashore as this object is heavy.

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