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Training ordnance found on new North Carolina island

Object found on beach at Shelly Island (Credit: Dare County Emergency Management) Object found on beach at Shelly Island (Credit: Dare County Emergency Management)
BUXTON, NC (AP) -

An ordnance disposal unit has removed a World War II-era training item from a new island which formed off the North Carolina coast.
    
The National Park Service says in a news release that the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad responded to a report of an old military device on the sand bar Friday.
    
Dare County Emergency Management requested assistance from the U.S. Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit from Little Creek, Virginia. After a preliminary examination, the unit determined that the item was training ordnance, which it removed and took to Virginia for further examination and disposal.
    
The mile-long Shelly Island, which formed in the spring, is separated from Hatteras Island by a few hundred feet of water no more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) deep at low tide.

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