Nature Preserve Closed Due to Munition Finds

Highland Park, Illinois Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park remains closed after a suspected grenade and other WWII-era munition materials were recently found on the lakefront. An old hand grenade was found on the shoreline near the bottom of a bluff in the nature preserve according to Highland Park Deputy Police Chief Bill Bonaguidi.

A few days later, "other materials" that may have been old WWII aircraft flares were found in the same area. Bonaguidi said that the origins of the materials are under investigation and criminal activity is not suspected.

The preserve has been closed to the public as a precautionary measure while authorities investigate. Residents who find any unknown materials are advised to follow the 3R's  Recognize, Retreat and Report finds to 911.

Environmental Investigation Launched after Divers Find WWII UXO

Lna»i, Hawaii Aquatic biologists from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) conducted rapid SCUBA dive assessments of reefs and the marine environment in the area surrounding three UXO found by recreational divers off Lna»i's south shore.

Navy EOD team confirmed the locations of the UXO, about 300 yards offshore, in water 74 to 94-feet deep. EOD confirmed that the munitions are likely WWII-era.


Sea Mine Interrupts Holiday Beach Day

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida Easter Sunday beachgoers were forced to clear out from an area of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea after a potential UXO washed ashore. The large device, marked with the word "inert", was discovered by a Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) deputy.

The deputy blocked off a section of the beach and called in additional BSO deputies, the bomb squad, and members of the U.S. Air Force to inspect the item. The munition was determined to be an inert military sea mine training device and was safely removed from the shore.


Live WWII Era Incendiary Bomb Found In A Residential Home

Dorset, United Kingdom Officers from the Dorset Police Firearms and Operational Training Team were called to an unidentified property in Dorset for a potential UXO. The Joint Service EOD team responded and confirmed it was a live German WWII incendiary bomb. It was removed from the area and safely disposed of without incident.


Homeowner Discovers Live Civil War Cannonball

Jefferson, Maryland A live Civil War-era cannonball found by a homeowner in Frederick County near Monocacy Battlefield has been safely disposed of by Office of the State Fire Marshal bomb technicians. After finding the item on his property, the homeowner showed the item to neighbors. One neighbor advised him it was live prompting the homeowner to contact the police.


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