Sea mine was thrown on the beach resort town in the U.S. state of Florida. This was reported Sunday, April 4, edition Sun Sentinel.
The incident occurred in the city of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. A bomb squad arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area adjacent to one of the hotels.
An “inactive” inscription was found on the 1.2-meter diameter body of the mine. According to experts, the possibility of detonation was still there.
As noted after the examination by sappers the find was handed over to the representatives of the US Air Force. After that, the beach was reopened to the public.
At the end of February it was reported that in the English city of Exeter (Devon county in Southwest England), specialists defused a World War II bomb with a controlled explosion.
To “reduce the impact of detonation,” British military engineers brought in about 400 tons of sand, built special walls and dug trenches to detonate the bomb.