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Bomb squad shut down Sydney Harbour

The pair pulled the bomb from the water, ‘making sure it didn’t bang against anything’, before alerting police 

Sydney Harbour was in lock down on Wednesday after an undetonated World War II bomb was found in the water.

The startling discovery was made by divers Tony Strazzari and Paul Szerenga at Jones Bay in Pyrmont at around 11am.

‘I’ve found bullets before, and even a rifle in Maitland, but I’ve never found anything as unusual as this,’ Mr Strazzari told The Daily Telegraph. 

Mr Strazzari said he and his diving partner were unsure if the device would explode.  

The pair pulled it from the water, ‘making sure it didn’t bang against anything’, before alerting police.

Mr Strazzari then received a call from the bomb squad, requesting he take a photo.

‘After we sent the photo, only ten minutes had to go by before the first police car arrived, and soon one turned in to four,’ he said. 

‘We helped the first lot of people to stop people walking by the bomb while more turned up.’ 

Sydney Harbour was in lock down after an undetonated World War II bomb was found in the water

Sydney Harbour was in lock down after an undetonated World War II bomb was found in the water

The unexpected discovery was made by divers Tony Strazzari and Paul Szerenga in Pyrmont just before 11am on Wednesday

The unexpected discovery was made by divers Tony Strazzari and Paul Szerenga in Pyrmont just before 11am on Wednesday

A police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia the bomb posed no risk to the public.

‘About 1pm, Sydney City police were alerted to a WWII bomb in the water at Jones Bay, Pyrmont,’ they said. 

‘As a precautionary measure an exclusion zone was established and military personnel attended to inspect the item.’

The bomb was seized by the Australian Defence Force.

A police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia the bomb (pictured) posed no risk to the public

A police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia the bomb (pictured) posed no risk to the public



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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