Bone discovered on southend beach in Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY — A bone was discovered on the beach at 42nd Street early Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20.

According to Ocean City Police Capt. Steve Ang, the bone was discovered by a passerby.

“One bone was found, along the shoreline, mixed in with some debris, and other things that had floated up,” he said. The bone, he said, was about 12 inches long.

Ang said he was not sure who found it, but the police were called.

“We don’t know if it’s a human bone,” he said.

Ocean City Police, he said, informed the Cape May County Medical Examiner’s office. The bone is now in their hands and will be examined.

“This has happened before,” he said, with the most recent case being last summer.

It is believed, he said, that Hurricane Sandy, which hit the New Jersey coastline in October, 2012, stirred up the bottom of the ocean floor.

“It is possible that this bone had been there for quite a while,” he said.

Further information will be available once the Medical Examiner’s office inspects the bone.

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