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Ordnance found on Padre Island National Seashore

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A couple of unexploded ordnance were found on the Padre Island National Seashore (KRIS 6 NEWS) A couple of unexploded ordnance were found on the Padre Island National Seashore (KRIS 6 NEWS)
The bombs were found by work crews who are widening a road. (KRIS 6 NEWS) The bombs were found by work crews who are widening a road. (KRIS 6 NEWS)
CORPUS CHRISTI -

Road construction workers found old bombs on the Padre Island National Seashore.

But don't worry, because park officials say the unexploded ordnance are not a threat to the public.

Workers discovered them after construction crews are widening Park Road 22.

Three bombs were live, and one was a dummy.

Patrick Gamman, who is a public information officer with the National Park Service, said," the lucky thing for us here on the Island, the water table is just below the sand."

"So even though there was some powder in some of the unexploded ordnance, it was wet," Gamman continued.

Bomb squad members with the Corpus Christi Police Department took care of the explosives.

Park officials added the weapons were found where people or traffic don't travel.

*Update: The bombs were dropped back when that part of the Padre Island National Seashore was a drill run bombing site for World War 2 pilots according to park officials.  According to www.nps.gov, the site was used for pilots who were training after the completion of the Naval Air Station March of 1941.

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