Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

HIGHLAND BEACH (CBSMiami) – A strange submarine-like object washed ashore on Delray Beach Thursday.

READ MORE: 'Thinking On Our Feet': Coral Gables Art Cinema Pivoted In Pandemic To Survive

The object was first spotted off the coast days ago.

READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 1,976 New Cases, 59 Additional Deaths Reported Monday

Residents said the U.S. Coast Guard and divers were out in the ocean with the vessel – and it finally got loose enough to reach the beach.

A close up of the propeller possibly part of a drug sub that washed ashore Delray Beach.  (Source: CBS12)

A close up of the propeller possibly part of a drug sub that washed ashore Delray Beach.
(Source: CBS12)

The Coast Guard said if it is a drug submarine that’s a rare find because they’re usually found in the deep Caribbean, off South America or in the Pacific Ocean.

MORE NEWS: Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $468 Million For Tuesday Night's Draw On CBS4

A number of federal agencies are now investigating, including Homeland Security and the FBI.