Explosives found in the Colorado River near a Parker campground were sent to Lake Havasu City for disposal, and no new explosives have been found, according to La Paz County Sheriff Bill Risen.

On Sunday, a diver found the explosives in the water near Castle Rock Shores campground, just north of the Buckskin Mountain State Park. Sheriff’s officials said the explosives had been attached to rocks and appeared to be M-80 fireworks. An M-80 is comparable to a quarter-stick of dynamite.

Risen said the fireworks were sent to the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s bomb unit, and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were contacted. He said he hasn’t heard any updates. Risen said no suspects have been identified.

Lake Havasu City Police spokesman Tom Gray said the department doesn’t have any new information about the Parker explosives.

On Sunday afternoon, divers from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, Buckskin Fire Department and volunteers, made several shoreline sweeps to make sure no other devices were left behind. No other devices have been found, Risen said, but if anyone comes across anything suspicious in the area, they should alert the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department at 928-669-6141.


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