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Military mines found on Indian River County beach

Devices uncovered in South Beach area of North Hutchinson Island
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Posted at 10:22 AM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 12:39:03-04

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — The bomb squad responded Thursday morning after residents uncovered a pair of military mines on an Indian River County beach, authorities said.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office said the ordnances were found against a sea wall in the South Beach area of North Hutchinson Island.

"A secondary device cap was brought back by roadway by one of the residents," the sheriff's office said on Twitter.

The Air Force Bomb Squad responded to the scene and removed both land mines by 11:30 a.m. The devices will be taken to their base to be destroyed.

Some residents were evacuated but have since been allowed to return to their homes.