All-clear given after WWII training ordnance found on Shelly Island

(Photo courtesy of Dare County Emergency Management)

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – A World War II training ordnance washed up on Shelly Island Friday morning.

Emergency officials shut down the island until a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team gave the all-clear.

Emergency crews were called to the sand bar off Cape Point at 8:15 a.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, a one-mile safety perimeter was set up as the EOD investigated. The area has since reopened.

The National Park Service says the ordnance was taken to Virginia for further examination and disposal.

(Photo courtesy of Dare County Emergency Management)