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Miami man digs up military stash in his backyard

The things you find when digging a hole for a pool

A military parachute dug up from the the backyard of a home in Homestead
via Local 10

A Miami homeowner received quite the surprise after workers began digging up his backyard to make way for a pool: military supplies dating back to the 1960s, per Channel 10.

A Miami-Dade bomb squad and a team from the nearby Homestead Air Reserve Base were called to the home in case there were explosives. None were found among the fascinating underground stash, which included parachutes, helmets, and harnesses.

"When you first started seeing what it was, what did you think?" Local 10 News reporter Carlos Suarez asked the homeowner.

"I said, 'Oh my goodness. Maybe we got to call somebody because there might be explosives down there, you know?" Emilio Doreste said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and a hazmat team were called to the scene at 28362 SW 128th Path after Wednesday morning's discovery.

Doreste says the home is built on land that used to belong to the Homestead Air Reserve Base. However, a spokesman from the active base located nearby could not confirm the origin of the items.