In September, Shayne Balliet of Freeland was magnet fishing in local ponds when he found multiple firearms and parts of firearms.
Magnet fishing is the act of throwing a magnet on a rope into a body of water and attempting to "catch" magnetic items such as guns, knives, and other metal items.
"I've pulled bicycles, a weight bench, an air conditioner, even a lawnmower out of local ponds." Balliet said. "It's great to get that stuff out of the water for the wildlife."
In the above videos, Balliet was filming when he found the firearms.
State Police have confirmed that Balliet found a Remington rifle, a Mossberg shotgun, the slide from a Taurus handgun, and magazines from various firearms. Another suspected rifle was confirmed to be a bb gun.
"I would have liked to have kept the guns after the Police checked them out, as trophies of sorts, but the State Police will be destroying them." Balliet said about a follow up with the local State Police.
The video below further explains magnet fishing and how to get started as a beginner:
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