The National Park Service has put in place a half-mile safety perimeter around a potential unexploded ordnance discovered Thursday morning on the beach near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse beach access parking area in Buxton.
A U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, unit from Norfolk, Virginia, is expected to arrive around 3:30 p.m. Thursday to remove the device, according to the National Park Service.
“The discovery of old military devices is not uncommon along the Outer Banks. Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors should always be on the lookout for beach hazards, especially during and after periods of rough surf,” National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac said in a statement.
The following areas are closed until the device is removed:
- Cape Hatteras Light Station grounds and parking area
- Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse parking area and beach
- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach Access and parking area
- Buxton Beach Access and parking area
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