Cold War Bomb Washed Ashore In Grímsey - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Cold War Bomb Washed Ashore In Grímsey

Published July 29, 2013

An active, Russian bomb was found in Grímsey, north off Iceland, on Saturday. Two bomb experts from the Coast Guard arrived by helicopter and ignited the bomb safely on the seashore.
“There was a loud bang and a shock wave in the sea,” Árni Snær Brynjólfsson told Morgunblaðið, but he and his friend had found the bomb. Unaware that it was a bomb they carried it from the seashore to Árni’s garden, some 100 metres away, as he thought the object might make a cool ornament in his living room.
To be on the safe side, he decided to call the Coast Guard and after sending them a photo of the object, Árni was told it was very likely an active bomb.
The Coast Guard believes it’s a common type of bomb from the Cold War years.

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