WWII Ordnance Found on Selsey Beach, UK

Chichester, United Kingdom Two UXO items were found washed up on Selsey Beach in Chichester, UK.

According to sources, the Coastguard was called to the scene and the beach was cordoned off to protect the public. Pictures were taken and subsequently sent to a Royal Navy EOD Team for examination and it was later confirmed that the items were unexploded bombs left over from WWII. Two controlled explosions were then carried out on the beach by EOD.

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Florida Beachgoer Detects WWII Landmine

Vero Beach, Florida When Jeff Emlet's metal detector went off on Vero Beach recently, it prompted him to use his bare hands to dig up what turned out to be an old landmine. Realizing that it was likely ordnance, he dropped his metal detector and ran back to warn others in the area to stay away.

County fire officials confirmed it was a landmine, and EOD from Patrick AFB responded to remove it. Nearby Round Island Beach Park was used for WWII training at the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base, and several land mines have washed up in the area over the past few years.

Officials issued a reminder the those who think they have stumbled on an old land mine are advised to back away immediately and call 911.

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British Army EOD Responds to Beach Find

West Essex, United Kingdom Police and the Littlehampton Coastguard team were called to Pagham Beach after a member of the public found an ordnance item on the beach. The beach was closed while an Army EOD team was dispatched to the site.

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Italian Army Renders Safe WWII Era Bomb

Turin, Italy The Italian Army responded to a find of an unexploded WWII era British bomb at a construction site. A render safe procedure was performed in an approximate 8 foot deep trench. More than 10,000 people were forced to evacuate the area as technicians removed the detonator from the tail end of the bomb identified as a 500 lbs WWII era British bomb.

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High Tides Hinder Efforts to Remove Beached Grenade

West Sussex, England The Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team was called to a West Sussex beach to reports of a suspect hand grenade discovered by someone with a metal detector. Sussex Police also responded to fill sandbags to protect the device protect from the incoming tide.

Unfortunately, EOD were unable to arrive before the tide covered it. After waiting for low tide, EOD arrived on the scene and confirmed the UXO to be a WWI era hand grenade. It was safely removed for disposal.

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Kids Pull Munitions From Pond

Gotha, Germany A small group of kids magnet fishing in a pond pulled up a small cache of munitions before they realized the potential dangers of their find. They called the police to report the find. Authorities quickly secured the area as they called in a bomb squad to remove the WWII era munitions.

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WWI Grenade Prompts School Evacuation

Vienna, Austria A pre-school had to evacuated after a WW II hand grenade was found inside a tree at the school's playground. A worker at the school was the first to discover the grenade which was wedged in a tree in a garden on school grounds.

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British EOD Responds to Hand Grenade Find on Beach

Yaverland, United Kingdom Bembridge Coastguard responded to reports of a grenade at the beach. The Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team cordoned off the area and called in the Royal Navy for assistance.

An EOD team from Portsmouth who was already out on another call responded to provide technical support. EOD identified the grenade as a WW2 Mills Grenade.

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Extra-Crispy Mortar Uncovered at Construction Site

Illawarra, New South Wales Workers unearthed what appeared to be a WWII mortar at a construction site at Albion Park in the Illawarra, NSW. The rusted UXO was successfully removed by the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit and no one was injured. An image of the round was posted on the NSW Police Facebook page prompting a series of comments stating that it resembled a "piece of chicken." One person commented, "It looks kinda like a KFC drumstick," while another joked, "Mmmm. Deep-fried mortar."

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Mountain Climbers Find UXO

Jasper, Canada recreational climbers found a UXO on Mount Athabasca in Jasper National Park. The round was found above the snow line on the north side of Mount Athabasca, about 105 kilometers southeast from the town of Jasper.

The climbers photographed the item but reportedly did not touch or disturb it. They marked the area and reported the find to the RCMP. A Canadian military EOD team the Wainwright Canadian Forces Base was dispatched to the site to dispose of the ordnance.

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