Assateague’s North Ocean Beach reopens

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BERLIN, Md. – The regular Lifeguarded Swimming area at Assateague Island’s North Ocean Beach has reopened.

The area had been closed due to the discovery of fragments of old military munitions on the beach. Assateague Island staff have been working closely with the Worcester County Fire Marshal, Ocean City Bomb Squad, and the Dover AFB ordnance disposal unit of the past few days, and all material found on the beach has been safely disposed of. Officials say no new material has been found since Sunday afternoon.

Visitors are reminded to not pick up any unknown metal objects found on the beach or in the surf. If you find something, you should notify the nearest employee of Assateague Island National Seashore or Assateague State Park. Do not pick up or carry any of these objects as they are potentially dangerous due to explosive or propellant residue.

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