A couple of treasure hunters made the amazing discovery of 150-year-old US Civil War relics unearthed following Hurricane Dorian, which wreaked havoc in the Bahamas killing at least 45 people and causing widespread damage,
Aaron Lattin and his girlfriend found a 20cm cannonball and a smaller 7.6cm shell, on Sunday at Folly Beach, near Charleston, South Carolina.
Hurricane Dorian was one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record, with 320km/h winds. The storm swept up the US east coast after hitting the Bahamas on September 1
Mr Lattin told WCSC News he wanted to get a metal detector to search for artefacts after the hurricane, but he stumbled upon the find without any equipment at all.
"At first we just thought it was a rock, but the more we got looking we realised that it was something more than a rock," he said.
The couple called authorities, who cordoned off the area until explosive ordnance disposal experts were able to determine they were safe.
Three years ago, 16 Civil War cannonballs were unearthed at the same South Carolina beach after Hurricane Matthew.
The first shots of the Civil War were fired at nearby Fort Sumter in 1861.
Search for bodies in devastated Bahamas
Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits are carrying out a grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force said at least 45 people died the Bahamas as the fierce storm tossed cars and planes around like toys. The death toll is likely climb.
Bahamian officials said 4800 people had been evacuated from the archipelago's several islands, most from Abaco.
Dorian was one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record, a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 320km/h.
It rampaged over the Bahamas for nearly two days, becoming the worst disaster in the nation's history. Large swaths of Greater Abaco Island were destroyed.
Relief agencies are working to deliver food and supplies over flooded roads and piles of debris.
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