Train­ing ord­nance found on beach in the Outer Banks

Daily Press (Sunday) - - Obituaries & State News - By Jeff Hamp­ton Staff writer

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

CAPE HAT­TERAS NA­TIONAL SEASHORE PHOTO

Old ord­nance was found in Salvo Nov. 25.

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