By CBSMiami.com Team

BROWARD (CBSMiami) – An unusual discovery in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea early Sunday morning.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on patrol saw a military explosive device that had apparently washed up onshore.

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Deputies secured the area around the item, calling in the BSO bomb squad as well as the US Air Force.

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The mine being removed from the beach. (CBS4)

Crews were able to safely remove the mine from the beach.

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Officials are now investigating.

CBSMiami.com Team