Fisherman reels in suspicious package near Peel Ferry

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PEEL, Ark. -- The Marion County Sheriff's Department reopened the Peel ferry on Bull Shoals Lake on Friday afternoon about 3:45 after a suspicious package was found.

Investigators say a local fisherman contacted them about the package. The fisherman actually hooked the package and reeled it into shore. The Arkansas State Explosives Ordnance Disposal team disposed of the device.

The ferry connects Highway 125 across Bull Shoals Lake near the town of Peel.