Officials on the scene say the suspected grenade that was found in the water in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's on Monday evening turned out to be a toy.

Specialized military divers were brought in from Halifax on Wednesday to remove the object from the water near the small boat basin in St. Philip's.

They were called in because the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's explosives disposal unit was not able to get access to the object as it was under water. 

The bomb removal experts took what military officials described as an "inert ordnance" from the boat basin area on Wednesday evening.

Officials later confirmed that it was not a grenade, as it was originally thought — but instead, simply a toy.