Dive Team Finds 81MM Mortar Round

A dive team found a live mortar in a Wayne County swamp and now lawmen are trying to discover how it got there.

Deputies say their dive team was conducting an underwater article search at a swamp in the area of Napoleon Road outside of Fremont. Deputy James Cornell recovered the live 81 mm round around 9:00 a.m.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit at Seymour Johnson was called and destroyed the mortar with a C4 explosion.


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  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Oct 19, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    "was destroyed by a C-4 explosion"?? Is a C-4 explosion any different from any other explosion of equal magnitude? Enlighten me here.
  • by Chris Location: New Bern on Oct 19, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Goldsboro_B-52_crash Try this link instead, credibility is greatly diminished when your link does not work, or your information is a bit wrong.
  • by Info for all on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Goldsboro_B-52_crash Nuclear bomb is still in the mud out there.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    Isn't that right around where the nuclear weapons went missing in the early 1960s?
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Oct 18, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    Dang good thing it wasn't a "steak knife".
  • by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 01:24 PM
    Rednecks and their toys...
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