(Photo: Sunbeam/Wilmington Police Department) Smoke is seen after a grenade found near the Carneys Point shoreline in the Delaware River is detonated by police.
A pineapple grenade found by a local kayaker late last week resurfaced here during low tide allowing Wilmington Police to safely denoted the ordnance in the Delaware River.
The grenade was discovered Thursday afternoon stuck in the mud in shallow water off the shoreline of Helms Cove here. The kayaker said he shored his boat and immediately called Carneys Point Police and then showed the local officer where the ordnance was located.
Carneys Point Police officials contacted Delaware State Police because coastal water in that area is Delaware territory. Delaware authorities attempted to locate the grenade Thursday night, but were unsuccessful.
On Friday, Delaware State Police informed Wilmington Police that the grenade was initially spotted in waters under their jurisdiction.
Marine units from the Wilmington Police Department continued the search Friday and located the pineapple-style grenade at around 2:30 p.m. during low tide.
Public Information Officer for Wilmington Police M/Sgt. Steven Barnes said the grenade was removed using counter charge departmental policy.
The explosive was detonated in about four inches of water he said.
Barnes said when the grenade was found the pin was still intact.
Source: Phil Dunn for NJ.com.
(Photo: Sunbeam/Wilmington Police Department) Smoke is seen after a grenade found near the Carneys Point…
by Tactical-Life.com / Apr 27, 2010