Training ordnance found on beach in the Outer Banks
SALVO, N.C. — A National Park ranger found training ordnance resembling a naval mine that washed ashore Nov. 25.
The object was harmless and a Navy ordnance disposal team removed it at about 2 p.m. the same day, according to a news release from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Stormy weather and rough surf often wash up old military ordnance along the Outer Banks. Last year, ordnance washed ashore in Corolla, Avon and on the sandbar off Cape Point in Buxton, known as Shelly Island. The mine found on Shelly Island was from the World War II era. The age of the ordnance found Sunday is not known. Jeff Hampton, 252-491-5272, jeff.hampton @pilotonline.com
Old ordnance was found in Salvo Nov. 25.