‘Nerves Started Kicking In’: Magnet Fishermen Fish Out Live WWII Grenade From Canal

[Screenshot/TikTok/User: @ magnetfishingedinburgh]

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A group of Scottish magnet fishermen came across a WWII-era live grenade from a canal in Linlithgow, Scotland, earlier in October.

One of the magnet fishermen, Bob, told South West Wales News Service that his “nerves started kicking in,” The New York Post reported. Bob and his friend are behind the TikTok page “Magnet Fishing Edinburgh,” and posted a video about their experience with the explosive artifact.

@magnetfishingedinburgh We should have not pulled this out with a magnet #foryou #fyp #JDAirMaxMode #magnetfishing ♬ Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!(Edit) – Scotty & Wilcox

The Scotsmen pulled the live grenade from the depths of the Union Canal while magnet fishing off of a bridge that overlooks the man-made body of water near the Scottish city of Edinburgh. (RELATED: Shoppers Evacuate Maine Thrift Store After Someone Allegedly ‘Accidentally’ Donates Grenade)

“At first, we didn’t find anything, so we took a break to get food,” Bob reflected. “Our second throwing was when we found the grenade and realized the situation we were in.”

Bob and his fellow angler removed the grenade from the canal while urging those nearby to stay away, and then called the police. The local bomb squad took the grenade and the magnet to a remote location and safely detonated it. (RELATED: Doctor Removes Live Grenade From Ukrainian Soldier’s Body)

Magnet fishing is described in the users’ TikTok bio as “treasure hunting with a magnet.” It is described by the New York Post as an “ever-growing sport.”