Unexploded World War II era ordnance found on Hatteras Island

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. (WVEC) -- The National Park Service contacted the U.S. Navy after an unexploded World War II ordnance was found Tuesday. 

The unexploded ordnance was found in a remote area at the southern end of the island. 

The Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit came to the island and used controlled detonation to render it safe. 

This is the second time in less than six days that an unexploded ordnance was found in Hatteras. 

Another ordnance was found on a the sandbar off of Cape Point. The Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader from Little Creek, Virginia gave the all clear in the area the item was determined to be a World War II era training ordnance. That ordnance was transported to Virginia for closer examination. 

"The disposal of two unexploded ordnances in the last six days serves as a reminder of the part the Outer Banks played during World War II," said Outer Banks Group Superintended David Hallac. "I greatly appreciate the support the U.S. Navy has provided." 

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