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Unexploded Mortor Found In White River
Updated November 6, 2015 9:25 PM
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(SPENCER) - Indiana Conservation Officers were conducting an evidence dive in White River Friday when they found a little more than what they were looking for.

Divers were searching the White River just south of Spencer for evidence from an ongoing investigation when they came across what is believed to be an unexploded ordinance. The mortar round is approximately sixteen inches long and weighs about five pounds.

Members of Indiana State Police EOD team were called to assist. After examining the round, members of the EOD team felt that it was very possibly still a live, viable round. The EOD team exploded the ordinance on the riverbank.

Indiana Conservation Officers Scuba Team is called on for many types of underwater evidence recoveries. While most of the searches revolve around vehicles, firearms and other items people may try to hide underwater, Friday's recovery shows that divers must remain vigilant in safety procedures.

The public is also reminded that if you should come across something like this, do not try to move the ordinance. Old ordinances can be very unstable and may explode simply from being moved around.



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