City officials reopened Hanauma Bay Saturday afternoon after closing it for about three hours to investigate a suspicious device found in the water.
Honolulu Fire Department Capt. Michael Jones said firefighters responded to a suspicious object at about 10:40 a.m.
He said a lifeguard conducting training found the object in the water and brought it to shore, prompting an evacuation of the beach as a precaution.
The police department’s bomb squad removed the item, and the park was reopened at about 1:45 p.m.
Jones said the device was reported to be an expended military-type flare.