News 5 has a crew on the scene. Authorities tell us that BP workers cleaning the beach found the device around 9 this morning. The device is disk-shaped and about 3 feet wide and appears to weigh about 500 lbs. It was found in the surfline. Crews have cordoned off about 30 yards of beach with construction fence.
Authorities believe it might be an old World War II shell of some sort.
A scary day for beachgoers in Orange Beach after an explosive device is found near Perdido Pass.
Lt. Steve Brown with Orange Beach Police tells News 5 that the device appears to be an underwater bomb. It was found on the east side of the Perdido Pass near the jetties. Orange Beach Police and Fire are on the scene.
A bomb squad from NAS Pensacola is enroute to the scene. We hope to have more information for News 5 at Noon.