A military explosive device recently washed ashore on a Florida beach.
The Florida police Department found the device and took precautions by calling the Bomb Squad and the US Air Force.
The US Air Force and Bomb Squad then determined that the explosive device belonged to the US Navy and was safe to be removed from the beach.
I guess sharks aren’t the only thing we need to watch out for in the ocean!
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Mine washes up on Florida beach https://t.co/SeTTxPm0po
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 5, 2021
The bomb squad and @usairforce shut down the portion of the beach until they were able to determine that the mine was “safe” and were able to remove it, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.https://t.co/pEeuRWu3OB
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) April 5, 2021
Fox News covered the interesting story:
A possible military explosive training device was discovered Sunday on the shore of a Florida beach, according to authorities.
A deputy discovered the device, believed to be a sea mine, at a beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea– about 30 miles north of Miami, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO).
The bomb squad and U.S. Air Force were called “out of an abundance of caution” after BSO determined it was a “possible military explosive device,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Authorities said the device had “property of US Navy” and “INERT” written on it, but the device could have been used for military training purposes and may have been live at one point, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Naval mines are typically used in the ocean as an explosive device to damage surface ships or submarines.
— MSN (@MSN) April 4, 2021
If you look closely at the mine it reads “inert” which by definition means chemically inactive.
MSN picked up the story too and shared these details:
A naval mine washed up onto the shore of a Florida beach early Sunday morning, shutting down the area while the bomb squad cleared the scene.
A deputy on patrol discovered the “possible explosive training device” around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy called in the BSO Bomb Squad, which discovered that the mine had “inert” painted on the side.
It’s unclear if the device had ever been active.
Do you feel safer knowing that there are sea mines that could be active in the ocean or does that give you fear?
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