A World War II bomb was detonated in the waters off Langeland, a Danish island in the south of the country.

A fisherman immediately notified authorities after the 130kg weapon got stuck in his net, details BBC.

“Fishermen usually know what to do if they find ammunition in their nets. They contact the authorities and then the Navy bomb squad comes to investigate“Ayn Amripur, representative of the Danish Armed Forces, explained to the Ritzau agency.

Danish naval workers placed the bomb back in the water and attached a 10 kg explosive charge to it, allowing a controlled detonation.

The explosion occurred 15 meters (49 feet) below the surfacethe Ministry of Defense said.

The controlled event caused a large jet of water into the Baltic Sea, but fortunately no property damage or injuries were reported. (JO)