Potential unexploded ordnance found on North Carolina beach

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AVON, N.C. – A potential unexploded ordnance was found on a beach near Cape Hatteras National Seashore Monday.

Photo courtesy of Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The device was reported shortly before 4 p.m. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point is en route to remove the device.

A 200 meter buffer zone has been established to ensure visitor safety. The section of beach within the buffer zone will be reopened once the MCAS Cherry Point EOD unit receives the all clear.

Beachgoers should be aware of the possibility that hazardous items may wash ashore as severe weather continues to impact the Atlantic Ocean.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.