US military releases images of Chinese spy balloon recovery

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On Tuesday, the Department of Defense released the first official pictures of the US military’s recovery of the Chinese spy balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina over the weekend.

Navy personnel were depicted pulling large sections of the balloon, which US officials say measured 200 feet tall and weighed thousands of pounds, in the ocean near Myrtle Beach, according to the New York Post.

One image showed sailors dragging the remaining shreds of the white balloon as well as its metal frame from the ocean.

Military officials are unclear as to the condition of the balloon or how many pieces remain to be collected, however unmanned underwater vehicles and boats have been deployed to search the area for any additional debris.

Air Force General Glen VanHerck, the head of US North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Northern Command (NORCOM) said on Monday that the Navy is taking protective measures during the recovery mission, as the balloon may have been carrying explosives to destroy itself.

He noted that the debris was spread over an area measuring more than “15 football fields by 15 football fields square.”

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