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A boy caught a live grenade while fishing in a North Carolina creek – lived to tell the tale | WBTV

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A father and son fishing trip at the Little River on Morrison Bridge road in Moore County, North Carolina took a dangerous turn when a 9-year-old boy, Kolton Decker, caught a live grenade. Kolton was suspicious of the explosive as soon as he caught it, prompting him to tell his Dad, “Hey Dad, I think I found a grenade.” The pin was pulled already. Kolton’s dad is a retired Special Forces soldier, so he knew who to get help from. Staff Sgt. Drew Dobbs, a Fort Bragg bomb expert, said that he had no idea why the grenade would be in the creek, adding that it could have easily exploded. Emergency crews blocked off the road while Dobbs helped detonate the bomb in the woods. Leaving a large hole in the ground, the grenade would have “absolutely kill” anyone holding it.

Source: https://www.wbtv.com/2020/01/24/boy-caught-live-grenade

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