After two weeks of investigating, officials say the mysterious blast at a beach in Rhode Island was caused by a hydrogen gas build-up in a corroded copper cable. The event is extremely rare, with officials deeming the beach to be perfectly safe.
On July 11th, a 60 year-old woman was blasted into the air at Salty Brine Beach, landing on nearby rocks. Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom, and at first an explosive device was thought to be the culprit, with a suspicious-looking man leaving the scene shortly before the blast. But scientists were quick to rule out any explosive devices, and now the mystery has been explained.