WWII era bomb recovered in Florida Keys

12:36 PM, Apr 16, 2013   |    comments
In this photo made available by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office shows a World War II era bomb that washed onshore in the lower Florida Keys Sunday April 14, 2013. The bomb shell was badly corroded and had no explosives inside. The bomb was removed and will be destroyed. (AP Photo/Monroe County Sheriff's Office, HO)
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KEY WEST, Florida (AP) -- An inert Word War II era bomb has been recovered in the Florida Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that the device was recovered Sunday from the shoreline at the end of old Boca Chica Road, not far from a Naval air station.

A reserve bomb squad technician responded just after noon to a report that someone walking in the area had found the device. The bomb tech recovered it and determined it was no longer explosive.

The bomb was removed from the water and will be destroyed.

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