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Unexploded device floating in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Associated Press

BROWNSVILLE, Wash. – The Coast Guard and Navy bomb technicians are responding to a reported unexploded ordinance floating in the water between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island.

The Kitsap Sun reported a Coast Guard spokeswoman said the object was reported at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The Coast Guard established a safety zone as the object was east of the marina and drifting south. Crews from the Coast Guard and state Department of Natural Resources were patrolling the area.

Photos submitted by Kitsap Sun readers showed a round, rusted object with rods protruding from it. One photo showed divers inspecting the device.

Brownsville is located a few miles south of Naval Base Kitsap – Keyport’s torpedo testing range. The Navy was not immediately able to respond to a request for information.

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