UPDATED: How an explosive device from WWII ended up in fisherman’s net in Rhode Island

Tuesday’s catch for Glenn Westcott of Narragansett dredged up a little more than his usual haul of fish and sea critters. Westcott is the captain of F/V Ocean State, the fishing vessel in his family’s possession since 1979. He was fishing Tuesday in the same waters he had been for years when his crew noticed an unusual catch. It was about four nautical miles east of Block Island. “We saw it going down the net and they were suspicious of something, so we checked everything out with photos and sure enough, it was a depth charge,” Video, >click to read< 16:54

Fishing boat catches undetonated explosive off RI – 10/27/92  >click to read<

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