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Live grenade found in Great Miami River, sheriff's office says

Live grenade found in Great Miami River, sheriff's office says
Posted at 12:50 PM, Oct 02, 2017

MIDDLETOWN – A grenade was “live and dangerous” when a fisherman found it in shallow water in the Great Miami River over the weekend,  according to the Butler County Sheriff’s bomb squad.

 It was probably 50 years old or more, according to bomb squad Spec. Mike Grimes.

 “Probably Vietnam era,” Grimes said. “But it is live and dangerous. Military devices are made to work in water.”

Ryan Goodwin was fly fishing and wading into the river at 6:47 p.m Saturday when he found it in the area of Miami River Park on North Verity Parkway.

Goodwin, who is in the military, said he recognized it and called police.

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