A fisherman at Fellows Lake north of Springfield got what must have been the catch of the day Tuesday morning. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.
According to spokesman Joel Alexander of City Utilities, which oversees Fellows Lake, the fisherman reeled in a large men’s sock with something heavy inside. When he took a closer look, he found a vintage, World War Two hand grenade, fully intact.
He alerted local authorities, who sent a bomb squad to investigate. Alexander said the grenade appears to have been submerged in water for several decades, making it highly unstable.
The hand grenade has been sent to Fort Leonard Wood.
Alexander added that the low levels of Lake Fellows--due to the drought--means anglers are fishing at much lower water levels than usual. The lake, which is the main reservoir for Springfield's drinking water, is down 15 feet due to the lack of rain.
For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Davidson.