Kealia, Hawaii For three days, an unidentified metal object was rolling around at Kealia Beach in Hawaii. Fearing the worst, local police contacted the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) and the US Navy EOD team.
Unfortunately, high tides and shifting sands made the unidentified object difficult to locate. Once the tides turned, favorable surf eventually revealed where the 3-foot-diameter object finally came to rest on the beach.
US Navy EOD were then able to identify the object not as an explosive, but as a metal buoy. The PMRF spokesman stressed that in cases of uncertainty, call 911 and stay nearby to help responding teams find the possible ordnance.