19th Century cannonballs were discovered on a South Carolina shore in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Matthew earlier in October.
The Associated Press reports that the Charleston County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was sent to Folly Beach, approximately six miles from both downtown Charleston and Fort Sumter, to ensure the cannonballs were safe from any explosive materials.
Some of the explosives were removed for destruction - but others were detonated where they were found.
CCSO Bomb Team evaluating the discovery of an old civil war ordnance on Folly Beach #chsnews— ChasCoSheriff (@ChasCoSheriff) October 9, 2016
UPDATE: US Air Force Explosive Team will be transporting the remaining Folly Beach ordnance to the Navy base for destruction. #chsnews— ChasCoSheriff (@ChasCoSheriff) October 9, 2016
UPDATE: US Air Force decided to the detonate last few ordnances in place. Ordnance will be detonated in 10 minutes #chsnews— ChasCoSheriff (@ChasCoSheriff) October 10, 2016
UPDATE: Folly Beach ordnance detonation successfully completed. Small amount will be transported to Navy Base #chsnews— ChasCoSheriff (@ChasCoSheriff) October 10, 2016
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