Debris from the Chinese spy balloon may wash ashore in North and South Carolina. And if you see anything you shouldn’t touch it … instead, call the police at your local non-emergency number. Police in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is warning that some of the debris from the shot balloon could end up on SC coasts – though they didn’t think it would go as far into South Carolina from North Carolina. The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard are working to recover the balloon from the ocean though they are now saying some of the pieces “may slip through.”
According to Fox, the North Myrtle Beach Police wrote in a statement this weekend,
“Please be advised we are aware of the destruction of the balloon that was over the ocean near our City. Pieces of this balloon are being collected by the US military however it is possible some of those pieces may wash ashore. Any stray pieces are expected in the NC area but could wash ashore in NMB. If a piece is located please contact your local law enforcement agency for collection…Debris should not be touched, moved, or removed. Such items are part of a federal investigation and tampering with them could interfere with that investigation.”
Officials have yet to confirm that they have recovered any pieces of the balloon, though Fox News has gained photos showing what they believe are U.S. officials collecting something they believe to be part of the balloon. Clean-up efforts began later Saturday and when through Sunday though waters were cold keeping things slow. When the debris is collected it will be sent to Quantico to be tested by the FBI.