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Marine blows decades-old mines discovered floating in Washington’s Puget Sound

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Mysterious me floating in the Puget Sound explodes

U. S. Coast Guard drags me to the safe area in the Puget Sound to explode after the evacuation in the nearby marina, homes and businesses.

Bomb technicians from the Navy detonated a “dated military mine” on Tuesday was found floating hours in Washington’s Puget Sound between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island.

The Navy said in a statement the object was reported about 2 hours, and an inspection showed the mine had decades of growth. Officials said that they detonated the mine at 8:04 pm

“The explosion did not create a secondary explosion, which indicated the device is inert,” the Navy said in a statement. “The origin remains undetermined. The Navy will continue to examine.”

Video from KIRO-TV shows at the time that the bomb was detonated.

The discovery of the device prompted the coast guard to set up a 1500 m safety zone for Marine inspection of the device and dragged to a safe area for detonation. The coastguard said the ordnance was originally established by a Washington State Department of Natural Resources crew.

A couple of US Navy divers attach a rope to a “reported unexploded munitions,” floating in the water between the Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island, from Brownsville, Wash., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

(Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)

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Authorities also asked residents along the waterfront to stay inside and away from the beaches as a precaution.

A U. S. Coast Guard boat keeps watch on a “reported unexploded munitions,” floating in the water between the Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island, from Brownsville, Wash., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

(Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)

“It’s just an unusual situation, not often you see a World War II mine floating around Brownsville Bay,” a resident told Q13 News as he checked the situation.

Brownsville is located a few miles south of Naval Base Kitsap — Keyport torpedo testing range.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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