Grave mistake: 'Casket' seen in river turns out to be dock

Police in Maryland investigating reports of a casket photographed bobbing up and down in a river discovered the object was something far less macabre

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Police in Maryland investigating reports of a casket photographed bobbing up and down in a river discovered the object was something far less macabre.

The concrete slab, resembling a coffin, sparked complaints of a possible hazard in the water, The Capital Gazette reported.

Department of Natural Resources police were dispatched to the river, where a hydrographic operations team helped pull what turned out to be a floating dock from the water, according to the agency.