What is magnet fishing and why is it dangerous?
After yesterday’s shock news of the death of Leeds father and son, whose bodies were found in a Huddersfield canal after they had taken a magnet fishing trip, we take a look at this popular hobby and the danger it poses.
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What is magnet fishing?
Magnet fishing, also known as magnetic fishing, is the act of searching in outdoor waters for magnetic objects which are available to pull with a strong neodymium magnet.
This hobby, which is a combination of environmentalism and treasure hunting, has grown rapidly in both the UK and... read more
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