A bomb squad was deployed after an eight-year-old boy found a hand grenade while fishing with his mum.
Tyler Bell discovered the device while magnet fishing in the River Douglas in Shevington, Wigan.
After his mum, Charlotte called 999 police arrived and taped off Gathurst Lane, between Princes Park and Ackhurst Lane.
Bomb disposal officers were summoned to assess the grenade, reports Manchester Evening News.
Source: The Mirror