Emergency services deduce 'banana' in pine tree is geocache

AP News
Posted: Feb 11, 2015 10:12 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Emergency personnel and a bomb disposal expert have determined that a suspicious "banana" hanging in a pine tree in Nebraska is simply a harmless geocache.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1Fwa2wl ) that a utility worker spotted the device wrapped in yellow tape and attached to a wire on Tuesday in northeast Lincoln.

The worker called 911.

Police, firefighters and a bomb technician determined the "banana" wasn't a bomb, but a prize hunted by people on geocaching quests.

Geocachers across the world use GPS devices to track and find the hidden objects.

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Lincoln fire investigator Chuck Schweitzer says city bomb technicians have been out on similar calls through the years as geocaching has grown in popularity.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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