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.