Fleming Beach Park closed due to possible ordnance

Published On: Nov 19 2013 04:53:05 PM HST
KAPALUA, Hawaii -

Maui County officials say D.T. Fleming Beach Park was closed on Tuesday after a possible ordnance was found.

At around 12:30 p.m., a man, who is visiting Maui, was snorkeling about 20 yards from the shoreline when he discovered an 8-inch-long canister of unknown origin partially buried in water that was 8-feet-deep.

The man took it to the county lifeguard and left it there with Ocean Safety officer, who then called police.

Police arrived and evacuated the park by 1:10 p.m.  The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called from Oahu.  Army personnel are expected to arrive on Maui around 9 p.m. and will determine whether they need to detonate the canister on the scene or if they need to take it to the firing range at Ukumehame for detonation.

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