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IRC Bomb squad: Residents find a military mine on North Hutchinson Island

Photo by: Indian River County Sheriff’s Office

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — The bomb squad responded Thursday morning to an Indian River County beach after concerned residents uncovered a military mine, according to authorities.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office says the military ordnance was found resting 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 neighboring St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is on scene, and no residents are being evacuated at this time.

No other details have been released.