Missouri Fisherman Snags Live Grenade

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (KTVI) – It’s a fishy story that needs exaggeration. In fact, the Springfield, Mo fisherman is lucky to be alive.  His catch even prompted a military response. The Springfield News Leader reports the man snagged a grenade out of Fellows Lake Tuesday. 

The live grenade was encased in an old white tube sock and appeared to have been in the water for some time. X-rays showed the pin was still in the Vietnam era pineapple grenade. 

Explosives experts from Fort Leonard Wood and the Springfield Fire Department bomb squad neutralized the old grenade. 

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