By Jo Skinner
Police have closed Teewah Beach on the Sunshine Coast soon after a potentially explosive marine smoke marker washed up on the sand.
A 150-metre exclusion zone has been set up on the beach on the Noosa North Shore right after the discovery of the marker.
Police stated the device was located about 11:00am.
A group of explosive specialists from the Enoggera army base is on its way from Brisbane to detonate the device.
A Defence Force spokesman mentioned marine markers have been often employed by commercial ships and contained phosphorous, which could explode if disturbed.
Access between Noosa North Shore and Double Island Point has been restricted till the region close to the smoke marker has been deemed protected.
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