Possible land mine removed by emergency personnel from Florida beach

Indian River County, FL - Emergency personnel responded to a Florida beach last week after a possible land mine was found.

According to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, an "old military ordnance" was spotted on the beach on the 1800 block of South Highway A1A, south of Vero Beach.

The sheriff's office identified the "old military ordnance" as a "possible land mine."

Authorities from Patrick Air Force Base responded to the scene and removed the device.

Patrick Air Force Base staff members say the device is possibly from the 1930s.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that an "all clear" was given and no one was hurt.

The device was found by someone checking on sea turtle nests.


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