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Navy flare found washed ashore in Hancock County

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HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency confirmed a navy flare was found washed ashore in the Lake Shore Community in Hancock County Saturday morning. 

Hancock County EMA Director Brian Adam said a man found the flare as he walked along Lake Shore and Beach Boulevard near the Silver Slipper Casino.  

"It's probably the third or fourth time people have reported finding them [flares]," Adam said.  

Since the flare had a navy label, officials with the Defense Department were called out to confiscate the it.

No word on where the navy flare originated from and when it was deployed.

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