UPDATE: The City of Mexico Beach employees removed a cage that someone had dropped in the canal entering the Gulf of Mexico.
City employees were able to remove the cage that someone dropped off on the sandbar creating a water hazard by lifting it onto the city's dredge.
The City of Mexico Beach is warning boaters of an obstruction in the canal entering the Gulf of Mexico.
A large, metal cage-like structure that someone dropped off on the sandbar as you exit the canal. this creates a very serious and dangerous hazard for boats.
Both the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Coast Guard have been contacted, but are unable to help remove the item. It has been marked with a large, white pole.
Boaters are urged to use caution in the area.