Hurricane Churns up UXO, Depositing it on Florida Shoreline

Indian River County, Florida A woman walking on a Florida beach found a WWII-era landmine and another historic ordnance (type not reported) near the St. Lucie County line. After reporting the suspicious find, local officials contacted Patrick Air Force Base EOD for technical support as they evacuated the area.

EOD removed the ordnance for proper safe disposal. The area were the ordnance was found once served as the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base which operated from 1943 to 1946. The USACE carried out a removal action in the area in 2019 but authorities suspect that the recent finds washed ashore from hurricane Larry.

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