Unexploded grenade found by a camper – Imperial Sand Dunes

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Unexploded grenade found by a camper – Imperial Sand Dunes

Post by Jim_b » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:06 am

An unexploded 40 millimeter grenade found by a camper in the Dunebuggy Flats camp area at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area was successfully (and safely) detonated by the Imperial County Arson and Bomb Unit on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The camper who found the device made the mistake of taking it back to his camp. Once park rangers were advised of the situation, the area was flagged to keep other visitors away, and the Bomb Unit was called. Technicians from the Bomb Unit determined that the device needed to be disposed of onsite, and destroyed it with C-4 plastic explosive.

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Re: Unexploded grenade found by a camper – Imperial Sand Dun

Post by Space Cowboy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:30 am

The unasked question here, Jim, is, where did this grenade come from?

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Re: Unexploded grenade found by a camper – Imperial Sand Dun

Post by Clifford » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:51 pm

Lots of military and bomb ranges nearby- and sure enough used in WWii for training:
see "history"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algodones_Dunes
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Re: Unexploded grenade found by a camper – Imperial Sand Dunes

Post by Luciad63 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:06 pm

Jim_b wrote:
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:06 am
An unexploded 40 millimeter grenade found by a camper in the Dunebuggy Flats camp area at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area was successfully (and safely) detonated by the Imperial County Arson and Bomb Unit on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The camper who found the device made the mistake of taking it back to his camp. Once park rangers were advised of the situation, the area was flagged to keep other visitors away, and the Bomb Unit was called. Technicians from the Bomb Unit determined that the device needed to be disposed of onsite, and destroyed it with C-4 plastic explosive.

http://www.desertusa.com/dusablog/unexp ... es-ra.html
He did not have the good idea to throw the grenade. Well, he really should have thought a lot.

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