Fort Pierce: Dredging crew discovers WWII bomb

An unexploded World War II aerial bomb was detonated off a beach in Fort Pierce yesterday, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. photo

A construction crew dredging sand on the beach discovered the bomb and called emergency responders to the scene shortly before 11 a.m., Sheriff Ken Mascara said.

Treasure Coast Newspapers (TCPalm) said that the Fort Pierce police and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad responded to the scene in the 600 block of South Ocean Drive.

It took the bomb squad more than 2 hours to detonate the bomb. No injuries were reported.

Another piece of unexploded WWII ordnance was found off the beach inĀ April 2022.