OUTER BANKS — Hatteras and Corolla beaches both had unexpected artifacts wash ashore Monday morning.
A potential unexploded ordnance was found on a beach near Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s beach access ramp 34 in Avon, according to an announcement by the National Park Service.
An explosive ordnance disposal unit from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point removed the device. A 200-meter, or 656-foot, buffer zone was established as a safety precaution, the statement said.
Currituck County Sheriff’s Lt. Jason Banks says an explosive team from Cherry Point determined it was a training mine, according to WITN. He said because the mine wasn’t live, there was no danger to the public.
Banks said while they couldn’t give an exact date, he did say it appeared the training mine was in the ocean for quite a while