An 8-year-old boy was snorkeling with his dad at a lake in New Hampshire when he made an alarming discovery.
Usually when the pair snorkel together they find things like fishing gear and golf balls. But Tuesday, the boy found a .357 magnum in the water.
Jack Heaton said he wasn't even sure if it was a real gun.
"I saw something shiny, so i just dived down, grabbed it, then brought it back up and showed it to my dad," Jack said.
"He came up holding it and I was like, whoa!" his father Jason Heaton said.
"I was thinking, 'oh, it's a BB gun,' and then he told me it was a real gun," Jack said.
Jack's father called police. Police confirmed the .357 magnum was not loaded and was stolen from a home years ago.
Police say this serves as a reminder. Tell your kids to tell an adult immediately whenever and wherever they might come across a firearm.