Destin, Florida The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office announced a planned detonation of three bombs found last month in the waters off the Florida panhandle. The discoveries include two 250-pound bombs and a 1,000-pound bomb, estimated to be approximately 80 years old, according to a news release issued by county officials.
Eglin Air Force Base reported that the bombs were found in January in Choctawhatchee Bay, which borders popular tourist destinations such as Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The ordnance was located in an area reportedly previously used as a bombing range.
Divers from a Navy EOD Mobile Unit are scheduled to detonate the three bombs. The ordnance was discovered in two separate locations. The 250-pound bombs were found near Two Georges Marina in Shalimar, Florida, and the 1,000-pound bomb was found during an Air-Force funded remedial investigation of the Bay Legacy Range.