Bomb experts initially thought the mine would contain live explosives, but did not find any after a full examination. Authorities set up a 1,200-meter safety perimeter around the mine and called in a helicopter with a heat sensing camera to make extra sure there weren’t any civilians around.
Police believe a winter storm during the holiday season likely caused the mine to wash ashore.
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