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.
Video: Leeds dad and son who died on canal fishing trip are named
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

 
18 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 16
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