A rusty bomb, believed to be a World War II-era practice bomb, washed up on a California beach after heavy surf pounded the coastline.
Driving the news: The bomb was discovered at Pajaro Dunes, located between Santa Cruz and Monterey.
- The Santa Cruz County sheriff’s bomb squad inspected the bomb after it was found and determined it to be an inert military ordnance with no explosive materials.
- Personnel from Travis Air Force Base were called in to remove and transport the inert bomb once it was deemed safe.
- The device was later confirmed to be a U.S. Navy practice bomb from World War II and will remain with the base’s explosive ordnance disposal.
- The bomb, weathered with age but recognizable for its distinctive missile shape, was found on a beach that had been evacuated due to powerful storms in the Pacific Ocean.