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World War II Munition Found On The Wildwood Beach
On November 27th 2021, at 10:10 am, officers from the Wildwood Police Department Uniformed Patrol Division responded to the 100 block of West Pine Avenue, located in the City of Wildwood.
It was reported that World War II munition had been found.
Upon arrival, offers spoke with a resident, who stated a munition was located on the beach and transported back to a residence in the 100 block of West Pine Avenue.
Accordingly, members of the Wildwood Police Department along with members of the Wildwood Fire Department responded to the area.
During this time, several properties on Pine and Maple Avenues were evacuated.
The Atlantic City Police Department Bomb Squad (Atlantic City PD. Atlantic Country Prosecutors Office) was contacted and three members of the team responded to the scene.
The munition was identified as a 120 projectile from the World War II ear and found to be a live round.
Members of the Atlantic City Bomb squad removed the munition from the residence and transported it to the beach where it was rendered safe.
After approximately 2 1/2 hours the area was deemed safe and all residents were permitted to return home.
The Wildwood Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors that if you located any munitions on the beach or anywhere else in the city. Please DO NOT touch or handle the munitions.
These munitions are dangerous and should only be handled by qualified personnel.
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This is the third reported case of a World War II munition found in Cape May County this year.
These munitions would have been used to shoot at U-boats during the war.
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