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Published December 05, 2011, 03:34 PM

Navy Training Mine Washes Ashore on Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they are working to remove a Navy training mine that washed ashore on Miami Beach near an area dotted by numerous condominiums.

By: Associated Press,

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they are working to remove a Navy training mine that washed ashore on Miami Beach near an area dotted by numerous condominiums.

Police cordoned off the area around the beached mine with yellow tape Monday and kept bystanders away as Fire Rescue crews and a bomb squad arrived. Fire Rescue spokesman Jesus Sola says photos of the mine have been taken and sent to the Navy, which will remove the device, which is 6 feet long and 2 feet in diameter.

Sola says the mine, which was painted white, still appeared to be live but it wasn't as explosive as a regular mine.

It was not immediately known how the mine washed ashore or where it came from.

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