Sunday, March 7, 2021

Wallaceburg couple catch a grenade while magnet fishing

A Wallaceburg couple located a grenade on Sunday, March 9, while magnet fishing in the Thames River in Thamesville.

Brianna Clarke and her husband Chuck Morgan made the discovery.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials said around noon yesterday, police received information that a citizen who was ‘magnet fishing’ in the Thames River near the new bridge ‘caught’ what appeared to be a live grenade.

“Photographs of the grenade were taken and sent to the Canadian Military for identification,” police officials said in a press release.

“The Bomb Disposal Unit identified the item as a M36 grenade.”

The area was secured until members from Camp Borden attended to retrieve the grenade, police say.

“Luckily, no one was injured,” police officials said in a media release.

Clarke said on social media that their magnet fishing equipment was still attached to the grenade, when the authorizes seized it for safety reasons.

“The officer said he’ll let us know in a few days if they were able to safely remove it and he will return it to us if so,” Clarke wrote.

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