An unexploded shell – believed to be a WWII era anti-aircraft round – was found today by a Washington visitor on a South Maui beach.
According to Police reports, the visitor found the unspent, rusty round in the sand at Ulua Beach in Wailea. The 69 year-old man took the shell to the Kihei Police station. Sgt. Carl Yob of the U.S. Army’s Explosive Ordnance Demolition team on O’ahu was contacted and the shell was placed in safe storage here by police.
The EOD team is sending a crew from Honolulu to destroy the round. Their arrival time is not available. The shell could be very dangerous – if its instability had caused an explosion when moved. Also, it’s difficult to look past the fact that the grass in the picture is perfect.