Mystery object not the missing Mark IV bomb

The Royal Canadian Navy investigated the peculiar underwater object a diver spotted and determined that the object is not the missing bomb.

Members of the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Yellowknife used a remotely operated vehicle to capture images of the suspicious object off the North Coast on Nov. 22.

The Royal Canadian Navy investigated the peculiar underwater object diver Sean Smyrichinsky spotted in October and has determined that the object is not the missing bomb from 1950.

On Nov. 22, the navy sent HMCS Yellowknife to explore the area south of Prince Rupert with Smyrichinsky’s assistance. The crew used onboard sonar systems, a remotely operated vehicle and a dive team to find the object. What they found was determined to be a piece of industrial equipment and not the missing Mark IV bomb that was lost by a U.S. aircraft 60 years ago.

“We are pleased that HMCS Yellowknife was able to locate the object and determine that the object was not an unexploded military munition. The RCN is pleased to relieve any concerns in the local communities,” said Commander Michele Tessier, Commander Coastal Division, Maritime Forces Pacific.

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Members of the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Yellowknife used a remotely operated vehicle to capture images of the suspicious object off the North Coast on Nov. 22.Contributed:Canadian Armed Forces

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