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Grenade found in dam drawdown area

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VANTAGE — A World War II-era grenade was found Thursday along the shoreline of the lowered Columbia River near the Vantage boat launch.

The State Patrol bomb squad set off explosives around it about 9 p.m. Thursday but the resulting explosion was likely only from those explosives, and not from the grenade, Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said.

The grenade did not have its pin or the lever that would cause the grenade to detonate.

It had likely…

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