As Promised.

We promised that we would post the supporting documents / statements from authorities concerning the object found in Satellite Beach.

We received the incident report from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as well as an official statement from Patrick Air Force Base.

The report from the BCSO contains identifying information as to the address and phone of the person making the call. It is not our habit to “dox” people and post identifying information. We just won’t go down that path as it is wrong. Therefore, on the report we have redacted in red the address and the phone number of the person.

The black redaction was in the original record and was made by the BCSO.

Here is the 2 page BCSO report:

Patrick Air Force Base replied thusly:

EOD was notified on Sunday, Sep. 30 at 7:45 pm of potential unexploded military ordinance at [address refacted] Satellite Beach FL.

Two Air Force EOD members, were immediately dispatched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and arrived on scene at 9:15 p.m. and began coordinating efforts with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, which was already on scene. The Brevard County Sherriff’s Office cordoned off the area and was maintaining a safe stand-off distance for the public per our EOD team’s recommendation as safety precaution until the item could be properly identified and removed.

The Item was positively identified as a MK 43 MOD 1 practice bomb and was completely clear of any explosives and determined to not be a threat to the public. The team recovered the item and left the scene at 9:38 p.m. and returned to Cape Canaveral Air force Station.

Our EOD team’s area of responsibility is approximately half of the state of Florida and our EOD team traditionally responds to an average of 2-4 community calls a month, with recoveries ranging from live grenades, landmines, naval sea mines, naval flares/marine markers, to WWII practice bombs like the one found on Sunday night. It’ is the Department of Defense’s responsibility to ensure all munitions items are properly handled and disposed of, and the military munitions rule requires military EOD teams to respond and take immediate custody of any military munitions, regardless of era, found in the public .

If anyone finds something that looks like it may be unexploded ordinance, please do not handle it or move it. Leave it in place and call your local authorities or 9-1-1.

We certainly concur with the authorities that if you find something that looks funny, step away and call them. That’s the best and appropriate thing to do not only for your safety, but the safety of others in the area.

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