Published On: Sat, Nov 5th, 2016

Lost Nuclear Bomb Missing Since Cold War May Have Found Off Canada Coast

A Mark IV 'Fat Man' nuclear bomb,   of the type lost by a US Air Force B-36 bomber on a training mission off the coast of British Colombia,   Canada US Government

 

The Royal Canadian navy is to investigate claims that a diver may have found “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV bomb that went missing off the coast of Canada since 1950,  after an American B-36 bomber crashed in the water during the cold war.

“I was just looking for fish. I figured I would do a little reconnaissance dive looking around and on my dive I got pretty far from my boat, ” Diver Sean Smyrichinsky told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). “And then I found something that I had never, ever seen before.”

Smyrichinsky was planning a day of diving when he come across what may be the world’s first known “broken arrow” – the code name for accidents involving American nuclear weapons…

Read the full story at CBC

 

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