“Is that a frickin grenade?” Tense moment treasure hunter finds bomb

Started by gash, November 22, 2018, 09:51:16 pm

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THE moment a treasure hunter realises a "plastic" toy grenade is the real thing has been captured in a dramatic video.

Simon Bourne found the bomb partially embedded in mud alongside part of a plastic toy crocodile.

But when the 37-year-old ran a miniature metal detector over the object he quickly realised it was a genuine Mills No.36 grenade.

The grenade, which was widely used in both World Wars and continued to be made until the early 1970s, was exposed at low tide in the River Crouch, Battlesbridge, Essex.

As well as the tense moment of discovery, the video also shows the moment the grenade was safely blown up by the Royal Logistics Corp on Saturday.

The Mills bomb was designed to spray shrapnel in all directions, causing potentially fatal injuries up 100 metres away.

Simon, 37, was producing a video for his treasure hunting Youtube channel Si-finds when he came across the "rusty" grenade.

Simon, from Upminster, Essex, can be heard asking: "Is that a frickin grenade?"

Read more  :  http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2018/11/21/is-that-a-frickin-grenade-tense-moment-treasure-hunter-finds-bomb-buried-in-mud-of-river-bank/
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