Police have closed Teewah Beach and called for the Bomb Squad after an object thought to be an explosive was found this morning.
Police have closed Teewah Beach and called for the Bomb Squad after an object thought to be an explosive was found this morning. Contributed

Marine marker disposed of at Teewah Beach

UPDATE 4.20PM: Army explosives experts have destroyed a marine marker that was found at Teewah Beach earlier today.

A Department of Defence spokesman said explosive ordinance team members travelled from Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane to the location, about 10km north of the Teewah Beach campgrounds, to identify the object.

He said it was common for marine markers, containing phosphorous or magnesium, to wash up on Queensland beaches.

The marker was disposed of on the beach without incident.

The spokesman said if anyone saw any devices or anything suspicious it was important they didn't touch them but instead call police.

The beach has since been reopened to public access.

EARLIER: Teewah Beach has been closed 10km north of the Teewah campsite area as police investigate an object found on the beach. 

A 150 metre exclusion zone has been set up for public safety officers wait for experts to arrive to assess the object. 

A spokeswoman for Queensland Police said a beach goer found the object, thought to be some kind of munition, just before 11am and phoned the police. 

Access between Noosa North Shore and Double Island Point will be affected until the area has been made safe. 



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