All hail Rosmic island!

We hereby name this island!

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 10:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:37 pm
Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names

Jetskiers Ross Spence and Micah Jebb have laid claim to a mysterious bank of shingle off the Fleetwood coast.

The Gazette reported earlier this year how a bank of shingle and stone has emerged from the sea and appears to be a permanent addition to the geography of the area.

Various theories abound as to its origin – ranging from a shift in the natural sediments to the resurfacing of stones from an ancient Roman port.

Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names

It has become a mini-tourist attraction for jetskiers and boaters – and now Ross, from Thornton, and Micah, from Poulton, have made a tongue-in-cheek attempt to claim it for themselves.

Admiralty charts from 1700 show there has always been a bank which is called Kingscar Bank, but nothing has been visible until the last few months.

Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names