Hurricane Dorian uncovers Civil War-era cannonballs on SC beach

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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — You never know what a storm will uncover.

Hurricane Dorian brought two Civil War-era cannonballs from beneath the sand of Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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Aaron Lattin and his girlfriend found the cannonballs as they strolled along the beach Friday night, WCSC reported.

Lattin had said he wanted to go treasure hunting after the storm but made the discovery without the help of equipment.

"I wanted to get a metal detector and especially after the hurricane and see if there's anything, any history or artifacts that kind of washed up on the shore. We actually got lucky with no equipment, just spending a day at the beach," Lattin told WCSC.

What a find! A couple on Folly beach went out on the hunt for cool shells left behind by Dorian, but they ended up finding a relic from the past.

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Other treasure hunters were a little jealous at Lattin's find.

"After the big hurricane, I thought I'd find some nice stuff. I've been doing this for 20 years and found some junk, maybe some mini balls, a few pieces of metal. A nice young couple five minutes before us walks across a cannonball. Wish I could find one too," Jerry Tindal lamented as he spoke to WCSC.

Hurricane Matthew in 2016 also turned up Civil War artifacts. Sixteen cannonballs were found on Folly Beach after that storm, according to WCSC.