Hatteras, North Carolina Rangers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore closed the off-road vehicle and pedestrian ramp to the Cape Point area after someone reported a suspicious object on the beach of the newly-formed Shelly Island.
A U.S. Navy EOD unit responded to investigate and determined that the object was a WWII training ordnance. The item was removed off-site for further examination and disposal.
Shelly Island, which recently was born just off Cape Point along Hatteras Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The mile-long swath of sand was created by swirling currents and is essentially a giant sandbar. The island is about a mile long and no more than a few hundreds of yards wide.