FAST FIVE: Naval Mine Washes Ashore On South Florida Beach
Shortly after, the beach was closed, and the bomb squad and Air Force personnel were called in. The sheriff's office said a “possible explosive training device” had floated ashore near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, next to the Plunge Beach Hotel.
The world “INERT” was spray-painted on its side, and the device was likely used for military training purposes at one point.
It was removed from the beach around 1045ET.
The device was identified as a Mark 49 mine warfare target, a simulated mine designed to train mine-hunting teams.
The device found in South Florida Sunday was likely a MK 49 though authorities have yet to confirm. Tyler Durden Wed, 04/07/2021 – 23:40.