Beachgoers are amazed when a MASSIVE object washes up on one of Australia’s most popular beaches

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“It’s huge!” Beachgoers are amazed when a MASSIVE object washes up on one of Australia’s most popular beaches – and it’s so big they saw it in front of a WHALE

  • Beachgoers saw a huge shape in the water at a Sydney beach on Friday
  • Some viewed the object as a whale drifting strangely to the coast of Coogee Beach
  • The item, a 20,000 liter tank, caused even more confusion once ashore
  • After traffic cones were placed nearby, the tank was an art installation

Astonished beachgoers thought a whale was heading for shore on Friday, but became even more confused when the object hit the sand.

Rescuers at Coogee Beach were on high alert after seeing the mysterious shape in the waves at one of Sydney’s most popular stretches of coastline.

The object turned out to be a massive 20,000 liter drum believed to have been taken ashore during the recent New South Wales flood.

The large shape could be seen in the water at Coogee Beach in the east of Sydney on Friday (photo)

The large shape could be seen in the water at Coogee Beach in the east of Sydney on Friday (photo)

Once the item washed up, lifesavers realized that the object was in fact a 20,000 gallon tank (photo)

Once the item washed up, lifesavers realized that the object was in fact a 20,000 gallon tank (photo)

Once the item washed up, lifesavers realized that the object was in fact a 20,000 gallon tank (photo)

After the tank was towed onto the beach and safely cordoned off with orange traffic cones, the strange sight sparked a surge of interest online.

“I thought it was an art installation,” one person joked on Instagram.

“That is enormous to be washed in the sea!” said another person.

“We saw some of Bondi float,” said another.

Randwick Council said they eventually removed the tank using a front end loader and were still perplexed as to exactly where the item had come from.

Some baffled beachgoers thought the tank might be an art installation (photo)

Some baffled beachgoers thought the tank might be an art installation (photo)

Some baffled beachgoers thought the tank might be an art installation (photo)

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