Unexploded WWII Bomb Washes Up On Californian Beach

An unexploded WWII bomb has washed up on a beach in California.

The explosive device appeared on Pajaro Dunes, a beach between Santa Cruz and Monterey on the California coastline on 31st December.

The bomb, after being determined as safe, was later removed from the beach.

Travis Air Force Base, which was set to examine the bomb, reportedly found that the device was Mk 15, Mod 2 Navy practice bomb which was used during World War II.

A spokesperson told local media: “After safely performing an on-site visual inspection and x-ray scan, the item was deemed free of explosives and safe to transport.

Picture shows a member of the bomb disposal team, undated. The unexploded bomb was removed in Pajaro Dunes, California. (@SantaCruzSheriffsOffice/Newsflash)

“It is currently being retained with Travis EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] and will remain in place to prevent future concerns.”

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by Newsflash on 2nd January: “On New Year’s Eve, our bomb team was called out to the Pajaro Dunes.

“The recent storms washed up what was determined to be an inert military ordnance!

“As a precaution our bomb team responded, deemed it safe, and had it removed from the beach.

“Thank you to Travis Air Force Base personnel for responding and collecting it!”

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