Hapuna Beach shut down because of suspected ordnance

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported today:

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources shut down Hapuna State Recreation area in Kona today after a county lifeguard spotted an object suspected of being unexploded ordnance.

Army ordnance experts were called in to investigate the cylindrical metal object partially buried in the sand.  There is good reason to fear possible unexploded ordnance in this luxury resort area. For years the military used it as an impact range.  It is one of dozens of old live fire ranges throughout Hawai’i.  Unexploded ordnance have been removed from Hapuna beach on a number of occasions.

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