Authorities say a possible military explosive training device was discovered on the shore of Florida Beach on Sunday.
According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO), a representative found the device on Lauderdale Marina Beach, located about 30 miles north of Miami, and it is believed to be a mine.
The Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that after the BSO determined that this was a “probable military explosive device,” the bomb squad and the U.S. Air Force were called “out of caution”.
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Authorities said the device had the words “US Navy Property” and “INERT” written on it, but the device could have been used for military training purposes and may only be used at a certain time.
Naval mines are usually used as explosives in the ocean to damage surface ships or submarines.
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Part of the beach where the device was found was temporarily closed on Sunday. The sheriff’s office said it was later determined to be safe and moved it away from the beach.
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According to FOX 5 in Atlanta, the beach has since reopened.