According to a San Diego Sheriff’s Department news release, the person who discovered the ordnance actually picked it up and took it to a nearby lifeguard tower. The Sheriff’s Bomb Arson Unit came and determined the ordnance not to be dangerous. They collected it, and disposed of it “in a safe a prudent manner.
A sheriff’s bomb squad removed the explosive for disposal, and the beach was reopened.
Officials did not say what type of explosive it was. The beach was closed for about two hours, Lopez said.